Word Test 560

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 11/16/12

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

an argument about words

That is all a mere abuse of words, mere _______ and ambiguity.

the study and interpretation of ancient inscriptions

Two revolutions have shaped the study of the Trojan War in the last two decades, one in archaeology and the other in _______, the study of inscriptions.

a slight projection finishing off a stroke of a letter, as in T contrasted with t

Also, "serif" - fonts with little curlicues on the end - are a lot easier to read than "sans _______" fonts, like Helvetica.

signs, indications, or distinguishing marks; markings used on address labels or bulk mail as a substitute for stamps

HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related _______ are trademarks of and © Warner Bros.

a thing to be corrected, typically an error in a printed book

In response, they produced a _______, an impact assessment, and a corrected article the very next issue.

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."