Word Test 364

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 02/13/09

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

imitation or substitute, usually inferior; artificial

The actress wore _______ mink to avoid the wrath of animal rights activists.

a unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second, named for German physicist Heinrich Rudolph Hertz

An overclocked CPU may run at speeds of 2 giga-_______or more.

a loam deposit resulting from materials finer than sand deposited by the wind

Wind-formed _______ deposits promote good stands of vegetation.

sentimental or florid music or art; unctuous sentimentalism

The music of Lawrence Welk is pure _______.

forbidden; prohibited by dictate

Tougher federal regulations render cigarette smoking _______ in public venues.

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."