Word Test 141

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 11/05/2004

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

to vote in advance of an election if you are going to be out of town, ill or otherwise not able to vote on election day

Due to a family trip to Europe, everyone had to vote by using _______ ballots.

a form of grass roots politics that involves going door to door to find out who your supporters are and to try to create new ones

Heavy _______ occurs in the "battleground" states.

A direct vote on a policy proposal. These are used mostly on the local level, but some states also offer them.

A _______ was held on whether or not a new bond could be issued.

an unofficial vote

Candidates use _______ as a guide to see how much grassroots support they have prior to an election.

the make up of the House and Senate by party control

Republicans control the _______ in both the House and Senate due to having majorities in each.

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."