Word Test 188

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 09/30/2005

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

a metal box that contains circuit breakers or fuses that control the electrical current in the home

When the power went out in the kitchen, Frank had no idea where the _______ was located to see if he could get the power restored.

continuous 8" or 10" thick concrete pad installed in the soil (foundation bed) that support the foundation of the house

Generally the _______ must be below the frost level in the ground and must be constructed either on undisturbed soil or fill dirt that has been properly compacted.

sheet metal used at wall and roof junctions and around chimneys to prevent water entry

When the roof, siding and decks were replaced last year, our contractor suggested we replace all the_______ to prevent water entry into the house.

a reverse cycle refrigeration unit that both heats and cools

We installed a _______ to generate heat and cool air to our third floor room.

an electric pump, usually installed in the basement to prevent water from entering the basement area. It empties water from a "well or pit" where it is collected and pumps it to the outside of a home

Since installing the _______, our basement has been dry and free from mildew.

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."