Word Test 511

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 12/09/11

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

discredited theory that living organisms can develop by spontaneous generation from inanimate material; spontaneous generation

A mad scientist may combine various chemicals in a test tube in an attempt at _______.

virus that attacks bacteria only, used extensively in genetic research

A modified bacterial virus, called a _______, is used to deliver gene encoded self-destructive protein production into specific harmful bacteria.

two related species becoming increasingly different over time

Sea gulls a wide _______ in plumage, bill shape, wing length, and walking maneuverability in adaptation to different habitats.

one complete haploid set of chromosomes and their genes for an organism, containing all its inheritable traits

The Human _______ Project took 13 years to identify some 25,000 genes, at a cost of $3-billion.

observable characteristics of an organism

Each _______ of the different sea gulls demonstrates distinctive characteristics shaped by environmental factors.

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."