Word Test 488

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 07/01/11

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

a name aptly suited to its owner; name that fits a person's nature or occupation

For the surgeon named Dr. Cutter, or a carver named Bill Whittle, their name is an _______.

one of two or more words spelled or pronounced alike but different in meaning

Bear is a _______ with bare, as bore is with boar.

a name derived from that of a person, e.g. Hudson Bay

Hereditary copper poisoning (hepatolenticular degeneration) has been given the _______ "Wilson's disease" for a British neurologist who first described the condition.

a word (as NATO, radar, or snafu) formed from the initial letter of each part of a compound term

Scuba is an _______ for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.

a false or fictitious name; nom de plume

Chubby Checker was the _______ for Ernest Evans, and Bono is the name used by Paul Hewson.

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."