Word Test 331

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 06/27/08

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

to secure or make fast; to cancel

To secure a rope, a sailor can belay it around a _______.

right side of a ship. Vikings put their steering or "star" on the right side.

The right side of a craft is the _______.

left side of ship. Vikings used a loading board or "larboard" at port, but it was easily heard as "starboard", "port" side evolved.

The _______ side of the ship is tied to the pier.

toward the rear or stern of a boat

With the forward hold overloaded, some cargo was moved _______.

the polished woodwork or metal on a boat

The midshipmen were kept busy polishing the _______.

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."