Word Test 130

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 08/20/2004

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

a tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind speed ranges 39 mph to 73 mph

A _______ can turn into a hurricane, and then back into a _______ again.

issued for a coastal area when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 24-36 hours

Conditions for a hurricane were favorable, so the meteorologists issued a _______.

a warning that sustained winds of 74 mph or higher associated with a hurricane are expected in 24 hours or less

A _______ was issued for the North Carolina coast.

An abnormal rise in sea level accompanying a hurricane or other intense storm. As a hurricane makes landfall, this water is pushed onshore, causing severe flooding.

People who live at the shore have to worry about a hurricane's high winds as well as the ________.

the portion of the year that has a relatively high incidence of hurricanes: June 1 to November 30

Many Floridians stocked up on supplies for the coming _______

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."