Word Test 510

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 12/02/11

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

small anchor with several flukes or claws /i>

A _______ may be used for anchoring a small boat or for dragging the river bottom for objects.

lever with spike and pivoting hook at one end, used by lumberjacks in handling logs

Paul Bunyan must have used a very large _______ to steady the logs floating in the river.

spike pounded into rock fissure or ice for support in climbing

The rock climber thought he was out of options, when he gained a handhold in a recess with an old _______ hammered into a crack.

boring tool consisting of bit rotated by transverse handle

Ice fishermen will use an _______ to bore a hole in the ice.

hard receptacle in which material is ground or pounded with pestle

A pharmacist may use a _______ and pestle to grind pills into a powder.

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."