Word Test 544

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 7/27/12

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

scale of wind velocity ranging from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane); an empirical measure for the intensity of the wind based mainly on the state of the sea or wave conditions

We've got the cumulonimbus and a possible gale; we've got a force nine blowing on the _______ scale. - Billy Joel, Storm Front

of, or relating to the wind; carried, deposited or eroded by the wind

His main research focus is on _______ geomorphology, the movement of sediment by the wind and the resulting landforms produced.

relating to or denoting the component of a wind or current that arises from a balance between pressure gradients and Coriolis forces

A _______ wind flows parallel to the isobars.

an instrument for measuring wind force and velocity

The actual wind speed is unknown as the _______ was broken and blown off at the 207 mark.

an instrument carried aloft, chiefly by balloon, to gather and transmit meteorological data

Attached to the balloon is a weather instrument called a _______, which transmits data on temperature, humidity, and pressure at different layers through the atmosphere.

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."