Word Test 500

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 09/19/11

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

tapering to a slender point

Many leaves have an _______ shape, tapering to a thin point.


An almond-shaped area in the brain is called the _______ nucleus.


The _______ ligament in the elbow surrounds and attaches the radius bone.

club-formed; thicker at one end

Bugs often have _______ antennae, which are thickened at the end.


The leaf of the eastern redbud is _______, or heart-shaped.

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."