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Smart Words: Vocabulary for the Erudite and Those Who Wish to Be

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Smart Reference

    Smart Words is a creative, easy-to-read vocabulary builder with many useful words. The author used creative examples and definitions for each word, as well as a creative name for each chapter. For example, she named chapter one "Action!" for verbs; chapter two "What's in a Name?" for nouns; and chapter three "In the Extreme" for superlatives. Some of the words are over-the-top for regular conversation and writing, like deracinate, magister dixit, and addlepated. Still, the author included many memorable words that I highlighted for later use, like miscreant, copacetic, and catharsis. Overall, I recommend this book for the erudite, with this one caveat: this book lacks word exercises to galvanize you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

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    I have bought many "vocablury improvement" books as I love semantics. This one is the best of this size I have seen. It is valuable because the reader should have occasions to use the words in normal conversations with confidence as the definitions are succinct and plausible. I truly love this book

    I also recommend Build Your Power Vocabulary, Random House. This is more comprehensive, thorough, enlightening and I wouldn't be without it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2009

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    Good book for learning a few words to improve your vocabulary.

    The book had a good amount of words to study. What I liked about the book was that it was easy to read. However, if someone were to ask me to recall words from the book I couldn't tell him/her too much. What this book lacks is a few word exercises with the words learned in order for them to be retained in a person's long-term memory. For anyone interested in learning words, check out WORDFEST! It's a great book. It has 1,000 words broken down into 100 sections of 10 words with exercises after section.

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