Word Test 563

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 12/07/12

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

the act of handing over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed

The United States cannot always request _______ from the countries who host terrorists, especially when the host country does not have an operating judicial system or is hostile to the US.

the often uncharted areas beyond a coastal district or a river's banks; an area lying beyond what is visible or known

The myopic view of New York State as some kind of _______ to the City is so pervasive among New Yorkers (city) and it drives everybody else in the state right up a wall.

rising in active revolt: alleged links with revolutionary groups; of or relating to rebels

in the Egyptian revolution of 2011-2012, Twitter served as a vital source of information during the _______.

a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation

Attacking the intellectual capacity of your _______ is a cheap rhetorical device that is useful as a last resort when one has run out of substantive arguments.

intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it; arbitration

_______ is a popular and increasingly known practical tool to address the externally expressed conflict between two or more individuals, groups or entities.

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."