Think You Know Your Vocabulary?: Specialized Words Everyone Needs to Know

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Build a Better Vocabulary provides thousands of entertaining exercises that increase readers' word power in every situation. Perfect for a quick review or in-depth practice, this book offers readers increased understanding of: Basic usage of nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech; Root words and their history; Prefixes and suffixes; Specialized vocabularies for business, law, science, computers, politics, and more; Spelling rules and their exceptions; The use of inference, ...

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Overview

Build a Better Vocabulary provides thousands of entertaining exercises that increase readers' word power in every situation. Perfect for a quick review or in-depth practice, this book offers readers increased understanding of: Basic usage of nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech; Root words and their history; Prefixes and suffixes; Specialized vocabularies for business, law, science, computers, politics, and more; Spelling rules and their exceptions; The use of inference, slang, jargon, and dialect

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576856871
  • Publisher: LearningExpress, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/16/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 1,366,657
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Top 20 Reasons Why You-Yes, You-Need a Better Vocabulary v

Pretest: How Much Do You Know? 1

Part 1 Vocabulary Boot Camp: Just the Basics 7

Day 1 Person, Place, or Thing? Commonly Used Nouns 9

Day 2 It's Alive! Vivid, Vibrant Verbs 17

Day 3 Coming Close: Studying Synonyms 25

Day 4 When Opposites Attract: Awesome Antonyms 33

Day 5 What's the Difference? Handling Homophones 39

Day 6 Make It Real: Adding Adjectives 49

Day 7 Make It Real-Again: Time for Adverbs 57

Part 2 In No Uncertain Terms: Specialized Vocabularies Everyone Needs to Know 63

Day 8 How Are You Feeling Today? Emotional Terms 65

Day 9 Just the Facts, Ma'am: Mathematical Terms 71

Day 10 Name That Tune: Musical Terms 77

Day 11 On the Hunt: Job Search Terms 83

Day 12 Sign on the Dotted Line: Contract Terms 91

Day 13 Politics on Parade: Political Terms 97

Day 14 The Weather Report: Meteorological Terms 103

Day 15 Where in the World? Geographical Terms 109

Day 16 Pieces and Parts: Mechanical Terms 115

Day 17 Patron of the Arts: Humanities Terms 121

Day 18 In the Doctor's Office: Medical Terms 127

Day 19 The World Wide Web: Computer Terms 133

Day 20 Does It Take Batteries? Electronic Terms 139

Day 21 The Right Time and Place: Historical Terms 145

Day 22 What's Cookin'? Culinary Terms 151

Day 23 If You Build It: Construction Terms 157

Day 24 Order in the Court: Legal Terms 163

Day 25 Between Your Ears: Psychological Terms 169

Day 26 It's Science: Scientific Terms 175

Day 27 People-Watching: Anthropological Terms 181

Day 28 Play Ball! Sports Terms 187

Day 29You Design It: Interior Design Terms 193

Day 30 School Days: Educational Terms 199

Posttest: How Much Do You Know Now? 200

Answers 210

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