Word Test 536

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 06/01/12

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

covered basket or small chest;chest containing the Ten Commandments written on stone tablets, carried by the Hebrews during their desert wanderings

The word ark means a "box" or a "chest," but the _____ of God was no ordinary box.

large, underground reservoir for storing rainwater or other liquid

The Secretary would send the small chest, called a _______, containing about 3,000 dollars worth of gold, in lumps and scales, to the mint, to be melted into coins and bars.

large, underground reservoir for storing rainwater or other liquid

The _______ is the central part of our grey water system, collecting rainwater that we then use in the greenhouse and elsewhere.

large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons (238 to 530 liters)

Two barrels, or coombs, make a measure called a _______, liquid, or a quarter, dry; each being the quarter of a ton.

large beer mug made of leather coated with tar; leather-covered bludgeon with a short, flexible shaft or strap, used as a hand weapon

As of last week, gamblers hitting "_______" - an Ace with a 10-point card - are paid the odds of 6-5 instead of the traditional 3-2 (6-4)."

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."