Word Test 513

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 12/23/11

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

a hot drink that is made with wine, beer, or cider, spices, sugar, and usu. baked apples and is traditionally served in a large bowl esp. at Christmastime

The _______ bowl is thought to stem from celebrations of the solstice by Celtic people.

a gum used for perfume or incense, one of the gifts that the three wise men gave to Jesus

The Eastern Orthodox Church uses oil scented with _______ for certain sacraments.

exhibition or spectacle often with music that consists of a series of tableaux, of a loosely unified drama, or of a procession

In many schools and churches, children will perform a Christmas _______.

period extending from mid-December into the early New Year.

_______ was originally a pagan festival celebrated in Germany, around the time of the winter solstice.

a European semi parasitic green shrub with thick leaves, small yellowish flowers, and waxy-white glutinous berries

" _______ is hung at Christmas, and men may kiss the ladies beneath it, plucking a berry each time. When the berries are gone the privilege ceases.

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."