Word Test 181

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 08/12/2005

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

loosening or puncturing the soil to increase water penetration

The grounds crew _______ the field during the offseason.

the art of growing carefully trained, dwarf plants in containers

She purchased a _______ tree while visiting Japan.

the process of the sprouting of a seed

Springtime is the miraculous time when most plants begin to _______.

any plant that occurs and grows naturally in a specific region or locality

The European settlers brought many ________ to the New World.

the transfer of pollen from the stamen (male part of the flower) to the pistil (female part of the flower), which results in the formation of a seed

Insects are crucial to the _______ process.

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."