Word Test 474

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 03/25/11

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

The part of a structure that bears the weight or pressure of an arch; A structure that supports the end of a bridge

The bridge had a modern wooden decking linking the original stone _______. "

a shield or shield-shaped surface on which a coat of arms is displayed; ornamental or protective plate, as for a keyhole

A hatchment was a funeral _______ which was originally placed on the outside of the house of a deceased person

a block or slab on which a pedestal, column, or statue is placed

On stepped square _______ a pedestal, surmounted by tapering obelisk, pointed at summit.

a decorative wall bracket for holding candles or lights

The room is lit by silver _______ depicting the story of Solomon.

Sculptured ornament at the top of a gable, pinnacle, or similar structure; ornamental terminating part, as on a post

The gabled top is surmounted by a cross _______.

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."