Word Test 157

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 02/25/2005

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

a group of islands

Japan is an _______ off the coast of China.

the processes by which materials of the Earth's crust are worn away, loosened, or dissolved while being transported from their place of origin

Hurricanes are known to cause large amounts of beach _______.

the physical, chemical, and biological processes by which rock is broken down into smaller pieces

Over time, a boulder turns into tiny pebbles due to the _______ process.

a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas

Central America is a good example to describe the word _______.

a fracture in rock where there has been movement and displacement

The San Andreas _______ is in California.

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."