Word Test 138

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 10/15/2004

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

the above ground portion of a plant, bearing the leaves

Many people have bamboo _______ in their homes.

a plant that continues to grow after it has reproduced, meaning that it lives for several years

A daffodil is a _______ plant.

in flowering plants, the structure that encloses the seeds

There are some _______ that are not edible, such as the dry pods of milkweed or the winged _______ of the maple.

a cluster of flowers

Looking out on the fields, she could see the _______.

plants that don't have roots, stems, or leaves

The liverwort is a _______.

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."