Word Test 393

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 09/04/09

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

a steep, hollow excavation high on a mountainside, made by glacial erosion; natural amphitheater

The _______, surrounded on three sides by mountains, seemed a gigantic amphitheater.

a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes, often at the edge of a glacier

Huge slabs of ice crash into the _______, as the glaciers calve into icebergs.

a small steep-banked mountain lake, filled with glacial water or snow melt.

High in the mountains, the _______ had no water source from a stream or creek.

a pinnacle, sharp ridge, or block of ice among the crevasses of a glacier

The steep, glacial slopes of the _______ posed a real challenge, even for experienced ice climbers.

a winding, narrow ridge of sand or gravel, deposited by a stream flowing in or under glacial ice

Part of the Denali highway is built on an _______, a natural graveled ridge created by glacier activity.

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."