Word Test 412

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 01/15/10

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

a celebrity who is well known in fashionable society

The White House hosts many a sports star and _______.

the man-made features used in landscape architecture, e.g. paths or walls, as contrasted with vegetation

New Metropolis skyscrapers must rely on artistic _______ instead of floral and arboreal landscaping.

a person who is advised, trained, or counseled by a mentor

A martial arts student is often a _______ of the instructor, regarding the art of living.

a new name for an object or concept to differentiate the original form or version of it from a more recent form or version

Voicemail has become a _______ for answering machine, and snail mail for postal service.

a computer controlled by a hacker without the owner's knowledge, which is made to send large quantities of data to a website, making it inaccessible to other users

A computer infected by a trojan horse to serve in a botnet, would effectively be a _______.

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."