Word Test 185

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 09/09/2005

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

a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier

The _______ caused the cargo ships in the area to change their shipping routes.

a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff

After heavy and steady rains, Malibu California is most prone to _______.

a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans

_______ in Japan can create similar disasters as hurricanes in the United States.

a huge destructive wave (especially one caused by an earthquake)

After an earthquate at sea you might expect a _______ to hit land.

a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground

Hurricanes are known to spawn _______ ahead of their path.

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."