Word Test 218

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 04/28/06

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

A system of government in which supreme political power to direct all the activities of the state is concentrated in the hands of one person, whose decisions are subject to neither external legal restraints nor regularized mechanisms of popular control.

Kings with supreme power over all are a typical example of _______.

In ordinary usage, refers to a complex, specialized organization (especially a governmental organization) composed of non-elected, highly trained professional administrators and clerks hired on a full-time basis to perform administrative services and task

To find a typical _______ you don't have to look very far. Just visit the closest office of any governmental agency.

Literally, single buyer. A situation in which a single firm or individual is the only buyer of a particular good or service within a given market.

Manufacturer's of products are not fond of limiting their distribution of products to a _______, for fear of putting all their eggs in one basket.

Any system of government or organization in which virtually all power is held by a very small number of wealthy but otherwise unmeritorious people who shape policy primarily to benefit themselves financially, while displaying little or no concern for the people.

Organized crime factions, run by a few wealthy and powerful figures use a system of _______ to govern their organization.

A form of government in which the clergy exercise or bestow all legitimate political authority and in which religious law is dominant over civil law and enforced by state agencies.

Throughout history, _______ played a major role in many cultures run by religious orders.

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."