Word Test 361

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 01/23/09

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

a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content

The film Indiana Jones is in the _______ "action-adventure."

the final outcome of the main dramatic complication in a literary work; the outcome of a complex sequence of events

The Prestige wove a sinister, convoluted story that kept you guessing right to the dramatic and unexpected _______.

a naive girl or the role of such a young woman

In West Side Story, the _______ role is that of Maria.

the principal character in a literary work; a leading actor in a play or film

Tobey Maguire plays the _______ in the Spiderman films.

a setting forth of the meaning or purpose (as of a writing); dialogue designed to convey information

_______ dialogue that might, by itself, be boring, is often camouflaged in emotion or action.

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."