Word Test 215

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 04/07/06

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

An immigrant visa. Allows an alien to become a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. and to work legally, travel abroad and return, bring in a spouse and children and become eligible for citizenship.

After a long wait, John's application for a _______ for his sister in Germany was granted last month.

Citizenship conveyed to children through the naturalization of parents or under certain circumstances, to foreign-born children adopted by U.S. citizen parents, provided certain conditions are met.

Mary obtained _______ in the U.S. even though she was born in another country, since her Naturalized parents adopted her.

An alien coming temporarily to the United States as a participant in a program approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of teaching, instructing or lecturing, studying, observing, conducting research, consulting, demonstrating special skills, or receiving training.

The Professor from Cambridge taught for one semester at Yale in the _______Program.

Temporary refuge given to migrants who have fled their countries of origin to seek protection or relief from persecution or other hardships, until they can return to their countries safely or, if necessary until they can obtain permanent relief from the conditions they fled.

Over the years. millions of people were granted _______ due to wars, famines and natural disasters in their country of origin.

One who is born in US or naturalized to the US, and is subject to U.S. jurisdiction, owes allegiance to the U.S., and is entitled to full civil rights under US law. Some rights exclusively granted to these individuals are the right to vote, the right to be a candidate in elections, the right to hold a U.S. passport, eligibility to be considered for U.S. government jobs and the right to petition for close family members (spouse and children) as immediate relatives for whom an immigrant visa is immediately available.

The fact that people from all over the world continue to risk their lives to someday become _______, says volumes about life in the United States.

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."