Word Test 518

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 01/27/12

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

low, flat, swampy land; a bog or marsh; low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation

In the southeastern district of Lincolnshire and the northern part of Cambridgeshire, a vast extent of flat land, intersected in every direction by rivers and dykes, is known as the _______ country

a ditch or moat

Avebury had at one time within a great rampart and a _______, which is still forty feet deep, a large circle of rough unhewn stones, and within this two circles each containing a smaller concentric circle.

a low tract of land, especially when moist or marshy; shallow troughlike depression that carries water mainly during rainstorms or snow melts

I went to the top of a hill and saw the colt at the far side of the pasture in what we call the _____ -- low, wet ground, where weeds abound.

land covered with grassy turf; a lawn or meadow

The moonlight on the lawn was tremulous, as if the _______ were a rippling sea.

an unforested rolling plain; a moor; a grassland

The house stood out in the open, a broad _______, devoid of trees, the sparse vegetation stubbled with smooth rocks.

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."