Word Test 497

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 09/02/11

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

negotiation between management and labor mediated and decided by neutral third party

One of the reasons companies use _______ is because it prevents their dirty laundry from being aired (since there's also no record kept).

mutual setting of policy by labor and management

Industrialists agreed to trade union demands for a _______ law, giving labor a share in the management of the coal and steel industries.

practice of requiring an employer to hire more workers than are needed or to limit their production in keeping with a safety regulation or union rule.

To protect jobs of members in an ever-more automated world, they negotiated work rules like "_______" in railroads and "bogus type" in the printing trade that increased labor costs without improving productivity.

Evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated

Some people steal time from their employer, called _______, or steal goods from their employer, called pilfering.

Marxist term for workers with no capital or means of production; the poorest class of working people

Simon that saw himself as a noble voice of the _______ raging against the encroaching dictatorship of a brutal conformity.

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."