Word Test 535

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 05/25/12

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

depiction of an urban scene

The _______ was a granite-and-glass mountain range, all glistening peaks and shadowy valleys of ceaseless life, a throbbing, pulsating, never-resting free-for-all of people and ideas and stories just screaming to be told."

depiction of a fantasy world or figments of dreams

They called the Bushmen's holiest ceremony a trance dance and saw them entering a kind of _______.

image of a sacred or sanctified Christian personage, traditionally used and venerated in the Eastern Church; picture on a screen that represents a specific file, directory, window, option, or program

Seeing the astonishing outpouring of grief and celebration shows us that he was the dictionary definition of the word _______: "a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something."

altarpiece (devotional image in a church) with more than three panels

A central panel with two wings is a triptych; an altarpiece with one central panel and several side panels or wings is a _______.

night scene; instrumental composition of a pensive, dreamy mood, especially one for the piano

A _______ is a work of art or a piece of music inspired by, or evocative of, the night.

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."