Word Test 533

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 05/11/12

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

movement characterized by eclectic search for beauty and interest in Japanese and classical art; devotion to and pursuit of the beautiful; sensitivity to artistic beauty and refined taste /i>

Obama's "let's see" _______ and "we will not meddle" ideological attitude is the indulgence of an ideologue cum aesthete, not a chief executive

emotional, dramatic style, anticlassical in form and spirit; typified by bold, curving forms, elaborate ornamentation, and overall balance of disparate parts

The word "_______" comes from the Italian word "barocco" which means bizarre

style emphasizing the depiction of light and its effects, with the act of seeing as its primary subject

So much of the art, _______, is about nature, and virtually every Matisse is somehow looking from inside to outside

departure from traditional, naturalistic view of reality, emphasizing multifaceted, simultaneous views of subject and distorted perspectives

But now someone draws squares and its called _______ which according to Wikipedia means "a 20th century avant-garde art movement, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque".

depiction of reality as it appears, without idealization or stylistic, imaginative distortion; an inclination toward literal truth and pragmatism

In the arts, the term _______ is commonly used to refer to the often life-like depiction of the world of objects and human beings.

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."