Word Test 129

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 08/13/2004

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

dividends per share divided by the stock price

If a company pays $2 in dividends with a stock price of $40, then it has a _______ of 5%.

earnings that are not paid out as dividends, but are reinvested in the company or used to pay debt

Technology companies are well known to keep their profits as _______ rather than pay their shareholders dividends.

capital received from investors for stock

Google will soon have a very large amount of _______ .

growth by acquisition with an expectation of an increase in earnings per share

The Harrah's and Caesar's merger is expected to be _______

A stock offering in which the underwriter buys all of the shares and resells them. Because of the risk, it shows the degree of confidence that the underwriter has in the stock.

The executives were confident in their decision to go public after they found out that their IPO was a _______

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."