Word Test 197

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 12/02/05

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

a wireless personal area network (PAN) specification that connects phones, computers, appliances, etc. over short distances without wires by using low power radio frequencies.

Using _______ technology in his cell phone, John can use a wireless headset when making calls.

the cost to terminate a cell phone plan prior to the end date specified in the contract

John terminated his 24 month cell phone contract after one year and was charged a $175 _______.

a crime whereby criminals with special equipment capture identity codes from analog phones and create "identical" IDs allowing them to charge calls to your cell phone account. Digital phones are less vulnerable to eavesdropping than analog phones.

You don't hear much about the crime of _______these days, since most people are using digital cell phones.

a visual indicator, usually bars - which displays the relative strength of the cellular signal to help ensure that quality calls can be placed.

It's disheartening when you need to place an important cell phone call and you don't have any bars displayed on your _______.

a type of rechargeable battery for cell phones which is generally lighter weight than earlier battery types, has a relatively longer cycle life, and generally does not suffer from "memory" effect

Cell phone batteries have improved greatly in the last few years, since they started using _______ batteries.

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."