Word Test 149

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 12/31/2004

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

the layer of gases surrounding the surface of a planet, moon, or star

The Earth's _______ is composed of 77% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, with traces of argon, carbon dioxide, and water.

the lowermost portion of the Earth's atmosphere

Almost all weather occurs in the _______.

the layer of atmosphere directly above the troposphere

The Earth's ozone layer is located in the _______.

the part of the Earth and its atmosphere where living organisms exist

Plants and animals are part of the _______.

the scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the Earth

In order to get her degree in meteorology, she has to take a _______ course.

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."