Word Test 186

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 09/16/2005

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

an all-out run by linebackers and defensive backs, charging through the offensive line in an effort to sack the quarterback before he can hand off the ball, or pass it.

The Miami Hurricane defense used the _______ often to keep the pressure on the Florida State quarterback.

a pass route in which the receiver heads straight downfield, then abruptly turns back toward the line of scrimmage The _______ is very effective for short gains and quick first downs.
blocking an opponent from behind, typically at leg level, resulting in a foul, with a 15-yard penalty

_______ is a very dangerous foul that can cause terrible injuries.

the time a punt remains in the air

A longer _______ gives the special teams more time to get down field to stop the punt returner.

when the offensive team loses possession of the ball, typically by a fumble or interception

The three _______ in the game last week were the deciding factors in the Eagle's loss.

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."