Word Test 491

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 07/22/11

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

metaphoric form in which a part signifies the whole and less general stands for more general; substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa

"Friends, Romans, countrymen: lend me your ears" probably is the most famous example of _______ by William Shakespeare.

a syllogism in which one of the premises is implicit but not expressed

"Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis to be wise," is an example of _______ (implying that wisdom is the opposite of ignorance.)

abrupt interruption that leaves thought incomplete

An example of _______ occurs in "Star Wars: A New Hope," when Darth Vader says of Obi-Wan Kenobi, "I sense something; a presence I have not felt since—"

an expression or idea that has become trite; a platitude

It's a _______ in writing on the Middle East to describe people as being at a "unique stage in history."

deliberate reversal of usual, logical order of sentence parts for emphasis

Into the valley of _______ rode the six hundred.

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."