Word Test 208

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 02/17/06

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

Device that converts the satellite signal to an FM frequency, so you can listen to satellite radio programming on a conventional FM radio. Some manufacturers offer one device for both.

It will be great when someday _______ will be added to I-Pods that can broadcast FM stations - giving the user the best of all worlds in music.

The ultra-thin cable used for satellite radio antennas — it's ideal for routing under rear window molding.

It's difficult to even notice John's _______ antenna, used for satellite radio.

The outboard "black box" that receives the satellite radio signal — it's controlled by a same-brand receiver with satellite radio controls. You must also have a specialized antenna and service subscription in order to receive the satellite radio signal.

When Frank's _______ failed, he lost the signal connecting to his favorite music.

A cradle with an adjustable stand which can be installed in any location (car or home). This device makes it easy to transport your tuner from one location to another.

Sarah has a _______ in each of her homes as well as in her car, in order to easily set up her satellite tuner wherever she goes.

Reduces the information in a digital music file by removing non-essential data, reducing the size of the file by as much as 15 to one. The process makes it possible for satellite radio providers to store, transfer, and broadcast huge quantities of musical information. Can be compared sonically to a well-tweaked MP3 file with near CD-quality sound.

Without _______, it would be difficult to provide quality music files through satellite transmissions.

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."