Word Test 561

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 11/23/12

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

give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition); be harmonious or consistent with

The Committee attaches importance to the fact that the _______ is the result of responsible cooperation between the five signatory states.

the action or process of pacifying or placating someone or an entity by acceding to their demands; relief or satisfaction

What some may call _______ others consider that some kind of compromise and accommodation, peace, has been pursued.

an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country

There are also concerns that the U.S. trade _______ is complicating Cuba's efforts to safely drill for oil.

group of persons officially elected or appointed to represent another or others

A _______ from the Organization of American States, led by its Secretary-General, Jose Miguel Insulza has been in the capital city of Tegucigalpa to ask for the reinstatement of Zelaya.

the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information

The one thing allies have always done is engage in _______ against each other, particularly industrial espionage.

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."