Word Test 224

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 06/09/06

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

Emissions of greenhouse gasses resulting from human activities.

_______ from energy activities in China have increased tremendously in the last decade.

The variety of organisms found within a specified geographic region.

New Caledonia, a group of islands in the South Pacific, has an incredible number of living species, representing a hotspot of _______.

Processes that remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they release. Both the terrestrial biosphere and oceans can act as these.

One concept of _______ is based on the natural ability of trees, other plants and the soil to soak up carbon dioxide and temporarily store the carbon in wood, roots, leaves and the soil.

A community of organisms and its physical environment.

The Everglades in Florida is a very robust, yet very fragile _______ that serves the entire state well.

Sensors carried aboard weather balloons that have been in continuous use since 1979 for the monitoring of tropospheric temperatures.

All worldwide agencies launch their _______ at approximately the same time, and over 1500 such observations are taken daily.

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."