Word Test 363

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 02/06/09

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

a gem cut in convex form and highly polished but not faceted

A star sapphire is usually cut in the form of a _______.

an image of a sacred beetle, cut from a stone or gem, worn in ancient Egypt as a charm or used as a seal

Amehotep III commemorated his marriage to Queen Tiye with a blue beetle _______.

ornamental work of fine wire (gold, silver, or copper) applied to gold or silver surfaces - with delicate or intricate design

In her purse, she carried a compact edged with a raised _______ gold finish.

Mineral hardness as determined by resistance to scratching, on a scale of 10, with diamond the hardest.

Emeralds, not as durable as diamonds, measure 7.5 to 8.0 on the _______ scale.

charm (as an ornament) often inscribed with a magic incantation or symbol to aid the wearer or protect against evil

Egyptians used Hematite to create a magical _______.

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."