Word Test 574

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 2/22/13

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

a person who collects or distributes illicitly gained money ; an intermediary in an illicit or unethical transaction

The ______ usually sees that the police and government officials get their payoff money every week.

Advisor and confidant to the Don. Counselor

Robert Duvall played Tom Hagen, the _______ in The Godfather.

the rule of silence- it is unmanly to be an informer

A person who informs on the mob has broken the rule of _______.

Incorruptible federal agents that the mob was unable to buy off.

Eliot Ness was the leader of the _______.

charge taken on bets made on sporting events, or interest collected on loan-sharking. The "vig."

A shylock loan of $500 generally required _______ in the amount of $100 per week.

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."