Word Test 194

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 11/11/2005

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

A poll taken of voters as they leave the place of voting. Such polls are often conducted and widely reported by the media.

The _______ during George W Bush's election in Florida, proved to be wrong.

A voter who is not strictly loyal to a particular political party. This voter may be an independent, one who is not affiliated with either of the two major parties, or may be, like a Reagan Democrat, one who does not vote for a party candidate under some circumstances.

Candidates usually concentrate a large portion of their campaign time addressing _______.

A group or organization that seeks to influence legislation, administrative action, and/or public opinion.

Big corporations in the oil and tobacco industry maintain a strong _______ in Washington DC.

The practice of making malicious verbal attacks against one's opponent in a political race. This is a tactic of "dirty politics" and the running of a "negative campaign."

Many candidates lean toward a _______ campaign when their qualifications for office are weak.

The submission of a law or proposed law to a direct vote of the electorate

California is renown for the many _______ items on their ballots.

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."