Word Test 386

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 07/17/09

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

military supplies including weapons, ammunition, combat vehicles, and maintenance tools and equipment

Unexploded _______ in the battle zone threatened civilians.

igniting combustible materials spontaneously; of, relating to, or being a weapon (as a bomb) designed to start fires

The conflagration ignited by the _______ bomb decimated the entire complex.

temporary quarters for troops

The brigade bivouacked on the river bank, their _______ for the next several weeks.

a step like formation of ships or troops, in which each unit is slightly to the side of the one preceding it; a similar formation of aircraft with each at a different altitude

The commander flew the lead jet fighter at the highest _______ of the formation.

ordinary dress as distinguished from that denoting an occupation or station; civilian clothes

All wore dress uniforms except the commander-in-chief, who was dressed in _______.

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."