Word Test 419

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 03/05/10

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

sculpture projecting less than half its depth from matrix; low relief

Rodin's "Gates of Hell" is a well-known _______ sculpture.

abstract sculpture constructed of stationary parts attached to fixed supports

Alexander Calder, best known as the inventor of the mobile sculpture, is also know for _______ sculpture, such as The Man at Expo '67 in Montreal.

softening of hammer-hardened metal by heating and gradual cooling

Cartridge case _______ is essential for accuracy in hand-loaded ammunition.

toothed, metal, stone-carving hammer

A _______ hammer used on stone gives it a pockmarked, weathered aspect.

decorative inlay of one metal on another

The _______ interlacing of gold on iron was practiced for centuries by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.

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."