Word Test 458

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 12/03/10

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

closed meeting of a political party to select candidates or to decide on policy

Iowa uses a _______ system rather than primaries to choose political candidates.

a body of citizens entitled to elect a representative; the residents in an electoral district

The representative was obligated to vote in a manner representing her _______.

to divide a voting area into political units to give special advantages to one group

The redefined precincts seemed a clear attempt to _______ the boundaries to favor the conservatives.

of or relating to a governor

The largest single contributor to California Governor Gray Davis's _______ race: prison guards.

the holder of an office; one that occupies a particular position or place

In the race for senator, a dark horse upstart ousted the _______, who had been in office for two previous terms.

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."