Word Test 414

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 01/29/10

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

one that contends with or opposes another; adversary; opponent

In Shakespeare's Othello, the _______ is Iago, who tries to break up the marriage of Othello and Desdemona.

the artistic representation (as in fiction or drama) of human character or motives

In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, an example of _______ is when the kids describe Boo Radley as ghost-like, a hermit, and the suspected annoyance at dark.

represent, indicate, or typify beforehand: prefiguring; (set the stage for later events)

An example of _______ occurs in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, when the soothsayer warns: "Beware the ides of March."

the principal character in a literary work; a leader, proponent, or supporter of a cause

Some might argue that Iago is the _______ in Othello, since he was at the center of all the play's controversy.

a dramatic monologue that represents a series of unspoken reflections

Of six that are presented in Hamlet, the most famous _______ is Hamlet's solitary consideration of suicide that begins: "To be or not to be…"

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."