Word Test 127

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 07/30/2004

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

when short-term interest rates are higher than long-term rates

An _______ usually precedes a recession.

interest rates that are not adjusted for inflation

When someone purchases a bond that yields 8%, the ______ is 8%.

an increase in the money supply accompanied by a decrease in the purchasing power of money

Rising prices are the effect of monetary _____.

the price of one currency expressed in the terms of another

One U.S. dollar trading for 1.25 Euros is a typical example of one ______.

the interest rate that banks charge each other for overnight loans

After running low on reserves, Bank A borrowed money from Bank B at the ______.

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."