Word Test 193

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 11/04/2005

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

Passageway connecting the middle ear to the nose and throat. This opens to equalize pressure in the middle ear.

Swallowing and yawning cause contraction of small muscles in the back of the throat, and help to regulate _______ function.

Sensation of motion, often described as objects spinning around a person or the person spinning around the room with the room still.

_______ is sometimes referred to as a hallucination of motion.

The medical term for the bones in the middle ear; they encompass the malleus (hammer), incus (anvil) and stapes (stirrup).

The _______ are the three smallest bones in the human body.

Hearing loss related to age

After John turned seventy, he noticed he always had to turn the TV volume up very loud due to _______.

A sensation of ringing, buzzing, or whooshing occurring without a source creating the sound

Jill's suffering from _______, was actually changing her personality as a result of those awful ringing noises in her ear.

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."