Word Test 212

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 03/17/06

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

The branch of medicine dealing with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity, both pharmacological and surgical.

_______ surgery utilizes stapling a portion of the stomach to reduce the size dramatically.

An eating disorder involving episodic binge eating followed by feelings of guilt, depression, and self-condemnation. It also often involves measures to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting, excessive laxatives, fasting or excessive exercise.

Female fashion models and movie stars seem most susceptible to _______ Nervosa, as they struggle to stay slim.

Pharmaceutical drugs designed as appetite suppressants to reduce calorie intake.

A number of _______ drugs have been developed and marketed to replace amphetamines as appetite suppressants.

The dimples and bumps in the skin, usually around the thighs and buttocks, caused when the natural structure of the skin is stretched by Fat Cells growing too large.

_______ appears on the bodies of many post-adolescent women and is rarely seen in men.

Products isolated or purified from foods (Garlic, Soy, etc.) and generally sold in medicinal forms, believed to have beneficial effects on human health or provide protection against chronic disease.

Consumers wishing to promote health rather than consistently treating ailments are turning to _______, created by companies in the food, herbal supplement and pharmaceutical industries.

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."