Word Test 227

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 06/30/06

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

A release, absolution, or discharge of an obligation or liability. In criminal law the finding of not guilty.

The defendents in the recent Enron case did not receive the _______ they expected from the jurors.

An order issued by a judge for the arrest of a person.

The judge ordered a _______ for the arrest of two individuals in connection with the bank robbery.

Testimony of a witness or a party taken under oath outside the courtroom, the transcript of which becomes a part of the court's file.

Before a trial, _______ are taken during the Discovery phase by lawyers on both sides to obtain facts and information about the case.

The rule preventing illegally obtained evidence to be used in any trial.

Lawyers of defendents push the legal limits to use the _______, under which evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment is ordinarily inadmissible in a criminal trial.

The process by which the record of criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed.

After _______, a criminal conviction (and in some cases even an arrest) ordinarily need not be disclosed by the person convicted, and no arrest or conviction shows up if a potential employer, educational institution, or government agency conducts a background search of an individual's public records.

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."