Word Test 565

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 12/21/12

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

of or relating to the sense of smell

Some interesting things about our sense of smell: according to Wikipedia, it is our accessory _______ system (as opposed to the main olfactory system) that smells the fluid-phase chemicals.

concerned with tasting or the sense of taste

Anyone who has savored a really good artisanal cheese or enjoyed a local wine with a personality all its own knows that certain _______ pleasures depend on place more than process.

of or relating to the sense of hearing

Tinnitus is an affection known as _______ imaging, manifested throw ringing, buzzing, crackling, or hissing sound heard inside one or both ears.

of or connected with the sense of touch

I checked out something called _______ defensiveness - in which people can't stand anything touching them.

of or relating to time; relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs

The temporal continuum imputed on the basis of no-longer-happening, presently-happening, and not-yet-happening _______ intervals is also merely a mental label.

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."