Word Test 362

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 01/30/09

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

a unit of fineness for gold equal to 1/24 part of pure gold in an alloy

Twenty-four _______ gold would be pure gold.

a unit of weight for precious stones equal to 200 milligrams

A five _______ diamond would weigh one gram.

gold overlaying silver, bronze, or copper

An unscrupulous dealer might foist _______ as solid gold, when it's really silver plated with gold.

a fixed standard of purity: an alloy of 925 parts of silver with 75 parts of copper

_______ flatware would be much more expensive than silver plate.

capable of being shaped with a hammer or rollers without breaking; moldable, adaptable

Easily shaped in it's pure form, gold is the most _______ of metals.

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."