Word Test 508

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 11/18/11

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

tool with adjustable, usu. curved jaws on pivot, used to measure thickness or diameter

In reading an EKG, a _______ can be used to measure the distance from one QRS complex (electrical wave spike) to the next.

instrument for drawing or measuring circles, consisting of two movable, rigid legs hinged at one end

I geometry we used a _______ with a point one one leg, and a pencil on the other, to draw circles.

instrument that records the revolutions of a wheel to measure distance or speed

My Nordic Trac uses a _______ to keep track of distance traversed and time expended.

surveying instrument having telescopic sight for precise measurement of vertical and horizontal angles

The surveyors transit, used to lay out lines for construction, is more appropriately called a _______.

a short graduated scale that slides along a longer graduated instrument and is used to indicate fractional parts of divisions

A micrometer is also a _______ scale.

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."