Word Test 171

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 06/03/2005

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

to enhance the power of

The EU's attempt to _______ and centralize power was rejected by the people.

to take without a right

He was caught trying to _______ the company's petty cash.

to deprive of voting rights

There were claims that some African-Americans were _______ during the 2000 election.

to abolish by authoritative action

The new bill seeks to _______ the income tax.

to obtain or take for oneself

The U.S. _______ Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War.

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."