Word Test 512

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 12/16/11

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

heap of stones set up as memorial to the deceased

In Scotland it is a tradition to carry a stone from the bottom of a mountain to add to a _______ at the top (hence an old Scottish blessing: "I'll put a stone on your cairn."

ornamental bier on which body in a coffin lies in state

The Lincoln ________ has been used for all who had lain in state in the Capitol Rotunda since Lincoln's death.

honorary tomb for person buried elsewhere

The best known British _______ stands in Whitehall to commemorate all of the dead in all wars in which British servicemen have fought

large building for aboveground entombment

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India is the worlds most famous and photographed _______.

any stone coffin, esp. one on display, as in a monumental tomb

The tomb of the unknown soldier consists of a granite _______ with a bronze cover.

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."