Word Test 229

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 07/14/06

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

Organic non-fossil plant derived material of biological origin constituting a renewable energy source.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) develops technology for conversion of _______ (plant-derived material) to valuable fuels, chemicals, materials and power, so as to reduce dependence on foreign oil and foster growth of biorefineries.

A plant in which a turbine is driven either from hot water or by natural steam that derives its energy from heat found in rocks or fluids at various depths beneath the surface of the earth. The fluids are extracted by drilling and/or pumping.

The 350-degree steam from the Napa Valley _______, that rushes more than 1,500 feet up from the earth, spinning turbines which creates a constant flow of clean electricity.

Energy possessed by virtue of an object's motion

The _______ a rocket gains during its launch will remain constant while in orbit because there is almost no friction.

The most common gas formed in coal mines; a major component of natural gas.

The Earth's mantle contains huge amounts of _______ and is the main reservoir.

A system in which solar energy alone is used for the transfer of thermal energy. Pumps, blowers, or other heat transfer devices that use energy other than solar are not used.

Buildings designed for _______ and daylighting incorporate design features such as large south-facing windows and building materials that absorb and slowly release the sun's heat.

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."