Word Test 214

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 03/31/06

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

Is a short-range (2.4 GHz) radio technology that simplifies communications among Net devices and between devices and the Internet. It also simplifies data synchronization between Net devices and other computers.

Mobile phones, printers and other peripheral devices can communicate with my laptop wirelessly using _______technology.

Is a system that secures a network, shielding it from access by unauthorized users. Can be implemented in software, hardware or a combination of both. In addition to preventing unrestricted access into a network, this system can also restrict data from flowing out of a network.

If you are using a wireless router in your home office, you should be using a _______ to protect your laptop from unwanted intruders.

Is a public location such as an airport, shopping mall or conference center that has readily accessible wireless networks, usually 802.11a/b/g signals.

When I take my laptop to Starbucks, I can tap into their wireless _______ to access the internet.

Is the name of a family of standards used for coding audio-visual information (e.g., movies, video, music) in a digital compressed format. The major advantage of this format compared to other video and audio coding formats is that these files are much smaller for the same quality due to very sophisticated compression techniques.

MP3 audio files and MP4 Video files used in I-Pods are part of the _______family of standards.

Is a network that relies on the computing power and bandwidth of the participants in the network rather than concentrating it in a relatively low number of servers. Sharing content files containing audio, video, data or anything in digital format is very common, and realtime data, such as telephony traffic, is also passed using this technology.

Even though copyright laws prohibit this practice, teenagers have formed large _______ to share music files easily.

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."