Word Test 233

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 08/11/06

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

A term for pasta that's fully cooked, but still firm to the bite.

Cooking your pasta _______ would be the opposite to well done or over-cooking it.

A very thin strand-style pasta

If you enjoy a very thin pasta, you are likely to order Angel Hair pasta or _______.

A cooking style in which dishes are served with a thick meat and vegetable sauce

In northern Italy, _______ sauce is a favorite red sauce used on pasta dishes.

The Italian word for beans, generally meaning white beans.

Pasta _______ is one of the most popular Italian soups.

A highly seasoned Italian pasta sauce generally made with tomatoes, onions, garlic and oregano.

A favorite red paste sauce used by Italian restaurants in the United States is _______ sauce.

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."