Word Test 566

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 12/28/12

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

advertisement + entertainment

The influential media blog Gawker described it as "_______", saying: "Televised entertainment has now completed its long, winding journey into becoming 100% corporate propaganda.

anecdote + dotage

But the vogue for _______ owes much to the towering figure of Garrison Keillor, who has inspired numerous successors with the power of storytelling-the primal medium, the first entertainment most people ever knew.

emotion + icon

Being such a social networking savvy person, you may know what the term _______ means - it's a textual expression representing the face of a writer's mood or facial expression :-)

against + say

One hesitates to _______ those who are putting their money where we journalists are only willing to put our mouths.

malicious + advertising

Consider how cybercrime might be fought by attacking its economic bases; stalker software that lets people spy on others; bogus anti-spyware products; and "_______," a technique through which online ads install malware.

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."