Word Test 359

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 01/09/09

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

having death as a subject; tending to produce horror; gruesome

Some have a _______ fascination with true-life crime.

relating to the transcendent or to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses; supernatural

Extrasensory perception, channeling, and telekinesis fall into the realm of the _______.

filled with a sense of the presence of divinity; appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense: spiritual; mysterious

People often experience _______ sensations in the shadows of ancient Stonehenge.

absurdly incongruous; departing markedly from the natural, the expected, or the typical: fantastic, bizarre

The flames in the wax museum melted the faces into _______ caricatures.

one who conjures spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future; sorcerer, warlock

A _______ might function as a medium in a séance.

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."