Word Test 216

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 04/14/06

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

Money, goods, services, and property a person receives that must be reported on a tax return. Includes unemployment compensation and certain scholarships. It does not include welfare benefits and nontaxable Social Security benefits.

When filling out your tax form, your top number is called your _______ amount.

The income a person receives from certain bank accounts or from lending money to someone else.

The tax rate on _______ is levied at your adjusted gross income rate.

Includes taxable and tax-exempt interest, dividends, capital gains net income, certain rent and royalty income, and net passive activity income.

All _______ is not taxed at the same rate.

Include Social Security and Medicare taxes.

_______ are not deducted from Investment Income.

A dollar-for-dollar reduction in the tax. Can be deducted directly from taxes owed.

Thanks to changes in the federal tax code, you may be able to claim up to $500 in _______ for 2006 and 2007 if you make certain energy-saving upgrades to your home.

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."