Word Test 490

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 07/15/11

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

government in which ultimate authority lies with people; a republic /i>

It is of interest that the term _______ is derived from the medieval English word "commonweal" which means common well-being.

distribution of power among several groups

The Asia Foundation survey supported _______ of power to ease the deep political tensions in Thailand.

political autonomy and freedom of state from outside authority; the liberty to decide one's thoughts and actions

The Iraqis felt that the only way to gain the _______ would be when the last solider left Iraq forever.

government by group of persons believed to be holy

Iran is an _______, with the Ayatollah in command.

government by the wealthy

In the land of fools, also known as the US of A, anything that's not 100% _______ is called "socialism".

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."