Word Test 345

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 10/03/08

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

precipitation that evaporates before reaching the ground

The pilot watched the _______, as the rain from the storm cloud disappeared half-way to the land beneath.

a line on a map denoting areas of equal barometric pressure

The _______ on the weather map indicated a line of uniform pressure from Minneapolis to Kansas City.

a force exerted by the earth's rotation that deflects objects or air currents to the right (east) in the northern hemisphere and to the left (east) in the southern hemisphere

Our weather patterns move from west to east due to the _______ force from the earth's rotation.

displaying conditions (as of the atmosphere or weather) as they exist simultaneously over a broad area

The TV weatherman's _______ map displayed cold and warm fronts, areas of precipitation, and temperatures in major cities.

an instrument for measuring and indicating the force or speed of the wind

The airport _______ showed a 20 knot headwind.

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."