Word Test 546

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 8/10/12

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

writ from a higher court to a lower one requesting a transcript of the proceedings of a case for review; a grant of review of a government action by a court with discretion to make such a review.

The Supreme Court decided not to grant the Holy See's petition for _______, which is simply a request that the court consider the issue.

a common language used by speakers of different languages; a medium of communication between peoples of different languages

Ireland is blessed with an educated work force that speaks English, the _______ of world trade.

custom, habituation; normal practice;

Their exclusion from public life and ________ to heavy male labor give the women all the more power and importance in the household.

in reality or fact; actually; existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not

Impressments under various guises had become fairly commonplace during the lean winters of the previous two years, but this edict would establish Washington as a _______ military dictator.

according to law; by right

Herod's reign _______ began from a decree of the Senate passed in the consulship of Domitius and Pollio BC. 40

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."