Word Test 487

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 06/24/11

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

unpredictability and randomness on all scales of physical structures; the disorder of formless matter and infinite space, supposed to have existed before the ordered universe

One of the early investigators of _______ was the Polish-born mathematician and inventor of fractals see fractal geometry Benoit Mandelbrot.

doctrine that every occurrence in universe is the result of a sequence of causes and effects

In philosophical _______, man's actions are uniformly determined by motives; he cannot choose to act in one way if he prefers to act in another way.

point in space-time at which space-time curvature becomes infinite and at which measurable quantities become exactly zero or infinitely large

In astrophysical terms, a _______ is a point in space with no height, width, or depth – often with a whole star shoved inside (a black hole.)

hypothetical force by which one body would repel another; opposite of gravity, never detected experimentally

The cost of a space launch always makes me see why _______ is such a seductive idea.

study of possible origin and evolution of universe

Just as the _______ is the archetype of all creation, cosmic time is the paradigmatic model for time belonging to existing things.

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."