Word Test 416

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 02/12/10

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

deception by cunning artifice or trickery

Election rigging is one form of political _______.

sleight of hand; trickery

Many consider séances and occultism instances of _______.

mischievous trickster; rogue

Some question whether ex-Governor Blagojevich is a sociopath or merely a _______.

unscrupulous activity; devious tricks

From creative accounting and other _______, Enron investors lost millions.

mischief or rascality

Degas claimed that, "A picture... requires as much _______, trickery and deceit as the perpetration of a crime."

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."