Word Test 139

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 10/22/2004

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

a mixture of two or more metals into one compound

Brass is an _______ of copper and zinc.

uncoined gold or silver bars

Gold and silver _______ that trade on the exchanges consist of 400 ounces.

Clad coinage is a term used to describe coins that have a core of one type of metal and an outer layer of another metal or metals.

Most U.S. dimes, quarters, and half dollars since 1965 have been _______.

the purity of a coin on a scale of 0 - 1.000

A gold coin with a _______ of .999 would be as pure as a coin can be.

the hobby of coin collecting

Some people make lots of money in _______.

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."