Word Test 203

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 01/13/06

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

a floor violation when the ball handler takes too many steps without dribbling

With five seconds left and anxious to score the winning field goal, Iverson was called for _______ before his layup.

the penalty for a violation of conduct, such as abusive language or fighting

Because of his behavior on the court, Dennis Rodman was charged with many _______.

an offensive foul violation which occurs when an offensive player runs into a stationary defender opponent

Aggressive offensive play leads to _______ fouls.

excessive contact committed against an opponent

To stop Shaquille O'Neill's domanance under the basket, his oponents can't help being called for _______.

a foul committed while neither team has possession of the ball (for example while going for a rebound)

If you are playing center, you are more likely to commit a _______.

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."