Word Test 187

Improve Your Vocabulary

There is nothing more important in life than being able to master the power of communication. A good vocabulary is a like driving a car with rocket fuel instead of leaded gasoline. Words can power your career into high gear and increase your understanding of others.

From 2002-2014 we posted our Word of the Day and subsequently our Weekend Word Tests for 650 Consecutive Weeks or 12 ½ years, to help our viewers improve and expand their vocabulary. If you are serious about improving your vocabulary, our Word Test Library will challenge you to learn words you may never have known existed.

For the Week ending 09/23/2005

Directions: Choose the word that matches with the definition and appropriately fits into the blank space in the sentence.

a progressive, degenerative disease that occurs in the brain and results in impaired memory, thinking, and behavior

Former President Reagan was stricken with _______ in the last years of his life.

an unexplained episode of facial muscle weakness or paralysis that begins suddenly and steadily worsens

Being bitten by a tick and stricken with Lime Disease can sometimes lead to _______.

a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the nervous system

John's symptoms of weakness and tingling sensations in his legs, then spreading to his arms and upper body, led to his diagnosis of _______.

the most common type of brain attack, occuring when a blood clot forms and blocks blood flow in an artery bringing blood to part of the brain

It's common for _______ to cause a stroke.

a viral infection of the brain

One of the most dangerous and the most common cause of _______ is the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)

We would like to thank Dr. Andrew Jamieson, MD, of Vancouver, Washington for his articulate contribution of words he supplied for the many years he served as our "eHappyLife Word Specialist."