Word Test 507

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 11/11/11

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

vessel made of metal or refractory material, used to melt substances at high heat; a severe test or trial

The smelting of metal in ancient times would have been handled by a small scale _______ - probably fueled by charcoal.

tall jar with a narrow neck and base and two handles, used by ancient Greeks and Romans

Finding a wine _______ at Roman fort implied that Roman soldier enjoyed the gifts of the vine.

ornamental glass bottle used to serve wine

The hotel provided a _______ of complimentary sherry in rooms for special guests.

large, round decorative flowerpot

The front porch displayed a large earthen _______ filled with pansies and petunias.

ornamental glass vessel with narrow neck and wider mouth, used for holding water or wine

The waiter left a _______ of water on the table for them to replenish their glasses.

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."