Word Test 447

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 9/17/10
Symbolic & Emblematic Accoutrements
prepared by
Vancouver, WA

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

Symbolic & Emblematic Accoutrements

Try using the _______; begin by praying the Psalms.

either of two square leather boxes containing scripture, worn on left arm and head by Jewish men during prayer

One kind or _______ was called a "frontlet," and was composed of four pieces of parchment; on the first of which was written, Ex12: 2-10.

ornamental band or border on ecclesiastical vestment

_______ is a form of highly detailed embroidery, in which typically simple materials are made into exquisite patterns.

"amulet believed to bring divine protection (ancient Egypt)

The _______ necklace was hoped to provide good luck and fortune, and to protect against evil spirits.

black band of crinkled silk fabric, worn as token of mourning

Sometimes when a physician paints a gloomy prognosis or worst-case scenario, its called "hanging _______."

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."