Word Test 522

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 02/24/12

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

a plant hormone that promotes root formation and bud growth; phytohormone

When a terminal bud or growing tip is removed from the parent plant, a growth-suppression hormone called _______ is removed as well.

A series of formative cells lying outside of the wood proper and inside of the inner bark, where new wood growth takes place.

The _______ is the new and growing tissue lying underneath the bark and on the outside of the growing wood.

bearing numerous leaves; leafy.

The monkey forages on _______ lichen and the young leaves and shoots of trees like Betula spp. and Sorbus spp

Any of various mostly needle-leaved or scale-leaved, chiefly evergreen, cone-bearing trees or shrubs such as pines, spruces, and firs.

The latest pawn in this environmental chess match is the Pacific yew tree, a scrubby _______ found from southern Alaska to central California and in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season; pertaining to trees which lose their leaves in winter or the dry season

Because they shed their leaves every autumn and are furnished with a new set in the spring: '_______' is Latin for 'falling off.

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."