Word Test 206

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 02/03/06

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

Informal term for the Senate giving "Advice and Consent" to a presidential nomination for an executive or judicial position.

The Republican party seems confident about the _______ process of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Majority Leader and Minority Leader are elected by their respective party conferences to serve as the chief Senate spokesmen for their parties and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate.

Currently Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and his Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Harry Reid are considered _______ leaders in the Senate.

The number of Senators that must be present for the Senate to do business. The Constitution requires a majority of Senators (51) to be present.

Often, fewer than 51 Senators are actually present on the floor, but the Senate presumes that a _______ is present unless the contrary is shown by a roll call vote.

Informal term for any attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter by debating it at length, by offering numerous procedural motions, or by any other delaying or obstructive actions.

Recently the Democrats keep threatening to _______ bills proposed by the Republicans.

A meeting of a committee or subcommittee -- generally open to the public -- to take testimony in order to gather information and opinions on proposed legislation, to conduct an investigation, or review the operation or other aspects of a Federal agency or program

After Hurricane Catrina, there were _______ held in the Senate regarding the failures of FEMA's response.

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."