Word Test 486

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 06/17/11

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

list of the works referred to in a text or consulted by the author in its production; the history, identification, or description of writings or publications

Students wishing to learn more about a subject can find more detailed information in the _______ at the back of the book.

the composition and arrangement of dances esp. for ballet; the art of symbolically representing dancing

In action movies, the martial arts fight _______ is often as elegant as a dance sequence.

the enciphering and deciphering of messages in secret code or cipher; secret writing

During World War II, _______ was a principle activity of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS).

the traditional or conventional images or symbols associated with a subject and esp. a religious or legendary subject

In religious paintings, halo _______ is recognizable as designating saints.

an instrument for recording variations of several different pulsations (as of physiological variables) simultaneously, usually as a lie detector.

When a child goes missing, the parents are often subjected to a ________ test to eliminate suspicion.

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."