Word Test 311

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 02/08/08

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

trail; especially : a downhill ski trail

Skiing in unmarked, unpatrolled areas or out of bounds, is considered off- _______.

curvature of the base of a ski along its longitudinal axis. The arch of the ski.

The tip and tail of an unweighted ski contacts the snow but the mid portion is elevated, due to _______.

"to ski directly down a slope at high speed"

The out-of-control novice skier, screaming straight down the hill is called a "_______ boomer."

a bump in a ski run

You need agility, flexibility, and quick turns to ski down a field of _______.

a ski turn in which the outside ski is advanced ahead of the other ski and then angled steadily inward until the turn is completed.

_______ skiing requires bindings that allow the heel of the boot to be elevated off the ski when the knees are bent (free-heel.)

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."