Word Test 482

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 05/20/11

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

short-range wireless connection technology for cell phones and PDAs. (Named after Harald Bluetooth, mid-tenth century king of Denmark.)

One drawback of _______ is, due to its high frequency, its range is limited to about 30 feet.

Mobile technology with a higher rate of data transfer than 3G (100 Mbit/s instead of 5.8 Mbit/s)

All of the cell phone carriers tout the speed and versatility of their _______ phones.

Little text-based faces used in e-mail and text messaging to convey emotion; e.g. :-) for smiling face, and ;-) for a wink with a smile.

At the end of a taunting e-mail, John typed :-p, an _______ for sticking his tongue out.

use of email in an attempt to steal personal information (a con game)

When John received an email, supposedly from PayPal, that said his account information needed to be updated or it would be closed, he knew it was a _______ expedition.

Artificial Intelligence: the ability of a computer to act like a human being.

_______ programs attempt to pass the Turing Test, to fool 30% of a panel of judges into thinking they were conversing with a human.

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."