Word Test 618

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 12/27/13

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

a college or university teacher or lecturer; a tour guide at museum

The Smithsonian has a volunteer _______ program for giving museum tours, demonstrations, or instruction in special activity areas.

varnishing day; the day before an opening, used for last-minute touch-up of paintings

An artist may be more anxious with the _______, than on the actual opening night a first showing.

two-paneled altarpiece

Damianakis painted a Byzantine Orthodox _______ Icon featuring Ste. Sophia and St. Nicholas.

designating painting that depicts rural life, often in idealized manner

Idealized _______ landscapes appear in Hellenistic and Roman wall paintings.

small, decorative painting used at intervals in a book

Flowers in still life are often used as a _______ between book chapters.

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."