Word Test 485

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 06/10/11

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

an event, period, or outcome that is strikingly less important or dramatic than expected; a disappointing decline after a previous rise

It's a real _______ after winning an eBay auction to eventually find the item arrive in a worse state than advertised.

substance that hinders the clotting of blood; a blood thinner

The _______, warfarin, used as a blood thinner, is the same substance found in rat poison.

a remedy to counteract the effects of poison; something that relieves, prevents, or counteracts evil or unwanted condition

Awareness and meditation provide an excellent _______ to stress.

PSA, or prostate-specific antigen, is a protein that is the primary marker of prostate cancer.

PSA, or prostate-specific _______, is a protein that is the primary marker of prostate cancer.

a region of maximum amplitude situated between adjacent nodes in a vibrating body or standing wave

One scientist predicted that global temperature patterns will switch from the sinusoidal (amplitude-modulation) state into a node–_______ (amplitude-modulation) state between 1997–2012.

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."