Word Test 217

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 04/21/06

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

Genre of American rock that emerged in the late 1960s, often associated with psychedelic drugs. Its style featured heavy amplification, instrumental improvisation, new sound technologies, and light shows.

The Beatles's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band could be considered a part of the _______ genre of music.

The dynamic effect of gradually growing louder.

Rossini's Barber of Seville ends in an exciting _______.

Musical style in which rhythms, melodies or instruments evoke the color and atmosphere of far-off lands.

In Tahiti, you would expect to hear music described as _______, played by the local bands.

The Italian musical term for "very loud."

At the close of Revel's Bolero, the dynamic level was _______ in the full orchestra.

Style that combines jazz improvisation with amplified instruments of rock.

You might expect to hear bands playing music of the _______ genre in New Orleans nightclubs.

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."