Word Test 383

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 06/26/09

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

rules that are used when flying in clouds or poor visibility.

A pilot must have an _______ rating to fly in the clouds.

the term used when the ceiling and visibility appears unlimited

It's a perfect day for flying when the weather is _______.

airspeed divided by the speed of sound (after the physicist Ernst Mach)

A _______ 1 speed would be 670 mph on the ground.

a tube measuring air pressure, used to determine air speed

If the _______ tube is obstructed, the pilot can't determine air speed.

hinged control surface at the wing's trailing edge that controls rolling motion.

The _______ help the airplane bank in turns.

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."