Word Test 529

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 04/13/12

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

of or relating to the duties or activities of people in relation to their town, city, or local area

The impact of digital literacy of low-income kids, focuses on "_______ outcomes" -- issues that have a direct bearing on disenfranchised communities.

a canoe of a type used originally by the Inuit, made of a light frame with a watertight covering having a small opening in the top to sit in

A sea _______ is a closed one person boat designed specifically for the ocean.

one sixtieth of a fluid dram, about one drop of liquid

The water or sap was dropping fast from the branch, at the rate of sixteen large drops per minute, each drop twice or thrice the size of a "_______," and neither catkins nor leaves had yet expanded.

a rotary part of a machine or vehicle; the armature of an electric motor

They were about 1500 feet above the ground in the helicopter when the explosion occurred, separating the tail boom and one main _______ blade from the aircraft.

a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy

Like most major religions, my main _______ is to treat other people the way I would like them to treat me.

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."