Word Test 340

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 08/29/08

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

a branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of the universe

Einstein helped shape the _______ of an infinite universe, continually expanding.

referring to the sun as the center (of the universe.)

Copernicus espoused the _______ theory of the universe, contradicting the geocentric model of Ptolemy.

highly magnetized rotating neutron stars which emit radio wave electromagnetic radiation

The word _______ is a contraction of "pulsating star."

relating to the sky or visible heavens: the sun, moon, and stars; ethereal, otherworldly

An astronomical object is sometimes referred to as a _______ body.

a stellar explosion in which the star may reach a maximum intrinsic luminosity one billion times that of the sun

The tremendous energy radiated by a _______ is produced by nuclear fusion.

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."