Word Test 190

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 10/14/2005

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

an electric generator that converts the rotating motion of a car or truck engine into electricity to power a vehicle's electrical components and keep its battery fully charged

The first part the auto technician tested when he learned the battery was discharged on John's car was the _______.

a type of brake that consists of a circular rotor that rotates at wheel speed, straddled by a caliper that can squeeze the surfaces of the disc near its periphery

Almost all new vehicles manufactured today come equipped with _______ on the front axle as standard equipment.

a computerized brain that regulates an engine's operation by monitoring certain engine characteristics (rpm, coolant temperature, intake airflow, etc.) through a network of sensors and then controlling key variables (fuel metering, spark timing, EGR, etc.) according to pre-programmed schedules

The _______ on new vehicles today are more advanced than the computers used on space vehicles three decades ago.

the weight of the vehicle plus the weight of all passengers and cargo up to the limit specified by the manufacturer

Large trucks and trailers must stop at weighing stations on interstate highways to verify their _______ in order to pay the proper fees.

an instrument that indicates the number of revolutions per minute at which the engine is turning

Frank paid close attention to his _______ when he practiced shifting gears for the upcoming race.

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."