Word Test 456

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 11/19/10

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

having or involving three axes A three-dimensional or _______ graph will have three axes: x, y, and z.

a variation of the perfecta in which a bettor wins by selecting the first three finishers of a race in the correct order of finish

Having placed the correct bets for the horses to win, place, and show, he won the _______.

a fast pleasure sailboat with three hulls side by side

The BMW Oracle is a 90-foot space-age _______ sailing ship that won the America's Cup back for America this year.

a picture or carving in three panels side by side; something composed or presented in three parts or sections; trilogy

The artist created a self-portrait: a black and white framed photographic _______ depicting himself in three poses: as artist, model and viewer.

an ancient Greek or Roman galley, usually a warship, with three banks of oars on each side

From the _______ warships of classical times professional oarsmen were employed to power the naval vessels of the world.

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."