Word Test 407

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 12/11/09

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

Riding on a snowboard with the right foot in the forward position (most boarders ride with left foot forward)

The _______ snowboarder was left handed, but rode with his right foot forward.

a form of purely recreational snowboarding which involves no contests, and none of the structures of the snowboard slopes: no halfpipes, no gates, no rules.

Todd's _______ style earned him a role in a movie about snowboarding.

a U-shaped bowl that allows riders to glide from one wall to the other by performing jumps and snowboarding tricks with each transition. (Half pipes originated in skateboarding)

Wally zoomed across the _______, then rotated a 180 in the air for an "Alley Oop."

a small, young, snowboarding devotee.

The veteran boarders looked at the _______ newcomer with suspicion.

a snowboarding trick travelling backwards.

The air born border reentered the halfpipe without a rotation, executing a _____, and continuing backwards.

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."