Word Test 645

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 07/04/14

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

extended metaphor using objects, characters, and events to represent a hidden or symbolic or larger meaning

Orwell's Animal Farm contains a clear and early form of the use of _______.

repetition of initial sound in two or more consecutive words

"What a tale of terror now their turbulency tells!" is an example of _______.

nonsense verse or composition; satirical imitation or mimicking of another's distinctive, usually serious writing.

"The Abominable Snowman by Ogden Nash is an example of _______.(I've never seen an abominable snowman, I'm hoping not to see one, I'm also hoping, if I do, That it will be a wee one.)"

irony; use of word or description to convey the opposite of its normal or literal meaning

To say she was a "mere babe of 40 years," is to use _______.

juxtaposition of similar sounds without actually rhyming, esp. vowels

"It beats as it sweeps as it cleans," (Slogan for Hoover vacuum cleaners) demonstrates the use of _______.

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."