Word Test 501

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 09/30/11

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


The floor plan of a cathedral is often _______, shaped like a cross.


When fibres in the spinal cord cross over at the neck, form in an X-shaped intersection, they are said to _______.

shaped like an arrowhead

Leaves are described by their shape, and those that look like an arrowhead are _______.

diamond shaped

For a sore throat, we suck on a _______ is often diamond-shaped.

shaped like a hand with fingers spread

Antlers of a male moose may be described as _______, its tines spreading out from a broad base.

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."