Word Test 228

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 07/07/06

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

Identity thieves use your personal information to coerce a financial institution into giving them full control over your account.

Once the identity thief obtained the critical information about his victim, he did an _______ at three different banks.

a thief uses personal information that is made up, rather than information they stole from a real person.

Many illegal aliens are involved in _______ in order to obtain privileges and services reserved for citizens.

a thief uses someone else's personal information as his own, thereby creating a new identity of an existing person.

After obtaining John Brown's current address, social security number and date of birth, the thief had enough information to commit _______ by opening three new credit cards and making fraudulent purchases.

is a method identity thieves use to obtain your personal information. They steal pre-approved credit applications in order to compromise your identity.

It's always a good idea to grab your mail soon after it's delivered in order to avoid _______.

a method identity thieves use to get your personal information at restaurants, gas stations, or any other place where you hand over your credit card to be swiped by a strange employee of the establishment.

A good way to prevent _______ is to always swipe your own credit cards.

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."