Ultimate Word Success [NOOK Book]

Overview

Ultimate Word Success is a great way to have fun while building vocabulary. Standardized test-takers (GED, PSAT/NMSQT*, SAT* ACT?, and TOEFL) can sharpen their skills with hundreds of fun exercises and practice test questions. Readers will surely build a bigger and better vocabulary and quickly learn new "test-worthy" words through the numerous word games, quizzes, and puzzles that are both entertaining and educational.
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Overview

Ultimate Word Success is a great way to have fun while building vocabulary. Standardized test-takers (GED, PSAT/NMSQT*, SAT* ACT®, and TOEFL) can sharpen their skills with hundreds of fun exercises and practice test questions. Readers will surely build a bigger and better vocabulary and quickly learn new "test-worthy" words through the numerous word games, quizzes, and puzzles that are both entertaining and educational.
*SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
*PSAT/NMSQT is a registered trademark of the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which was not involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780768932423
  • Publisher: Peterson's
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 1,141,098
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Frequently Asked Questions 1
About the Definitions and Phonetic Spellings in This Book 2
Part I Learn Smart
Day 1 Pretest 5
Day 2 The Inside Edge on Standardized Vocabulary Tests 13
Mastering Analogy Tests 13
Conquering Sentence Completion Vocabulary Tests 20
Acing Critical Reading Tests 22
Boost Your Vocabulary 22
Be an Active Reader 23
Be Test-Smart 23
Day 3 Top Ten Tips for Learning (and Remembering) New Words 25
And Two Bonus Tips 40
Part II 1 + 1 = Word Success
Day 4 Branch out with Word Roots 43
How Roots Work 43
Learning Testworthy Words with Greek Roots 46
Learning Testworthy Words with Latin Roots 51
Day 5 All about Prefixes 55
How Prefixes Work 55
Learning Testworthy Words with Greek Prefixes 58
Learning Testworthy Words with Latin Prefixes 64
Prefixes for Numbers 69
Anglo-Saxon Prefixes 69
Day 6 Learning Suffixes 73
How Suffixes Work 73
Suffixes That Describe State of Being 77
Suffixes That Indicate Occupations 79
The Gist of -ist 80
Suffixes That Show Resemblance 81
Suffixes That Show Amount 83
Twelve Useful Suffixes 84
Part III Getting Your Feet Wet
Day 7 Talkin' the Talk: Testworthy Words about Speaking 89
Yakkity-Yak: Ten Words about Talking 89
Speaking with the Root Loq 90
Words Everyone's Talking About 93
That Important Dic/Dict Root 94
Keep Up the Conversation: Twenty More Words about Speaking 97
Root for Clam! 98
Day 8 Order in the Court: Testworthy Words about the Law and Making Judgments 101
Twelve Testworthy Words about Judgments 101
Words about Crimes 104
Political Terms with Multiple-Meanings 110
Words about Government 110
Day 9 You're So Vain: Testworthy Words about the Human Condition 113
Ten Words about Vanity and Pride 113
Testworthy Words from Psychology 117
Test-Writers' Favorite Test Words about Religion 120
Testworthy Words from Sociology 123
Part IV The Water's Fine
Day 10 An Apple a Day: Testworthy Words about Medicine and Anatomy 129
Body Wars: Fifteen Words about Body Parts 129
Testworthy Words about Medical Procedures 130
Types of Medical Conditions 133
More Words about Medicine 134
Words about Fears 136
Words about Obsessions 136
More Medical Words 139
Words for Special Doctors 140
Day 11 School Daze: Testworthy Words about Learning 145
Double Trouble 145
Ten Testworthy Words about Learning 147
Five More Words about Learning 147
Six "Learning" Words with the Same Root 148
Words about Linguistics 151
More Words about Linguistics 151
Words about Learning Literature 153
Eight More Literary Words 154
Testworthy Words from Mathematics 157
Day 12 Hit Parade: Testworthy Words about the Arts 159
Ten Words about the Artistic Culture 159
Tune up the Band: Fifteen Words about Music 162
Ten More Musical Words 163
Last Licks: Five More Musical Terms 163
All the World's a Stage: Ten Words about the Theater 166
Paint by Number: Words about Art 167
If You Build It, They Will Come: Words about Architecture 170
Part V In the Home Stretch
Day 13 Tough Times: Testworthy Words about Hardships 175
Ten Words about Tough Times 175
When You Just Don't Want to Get Out of Bed: Ten More Words for Difficult Times 178
Ten More Words about Worries 182
More Terms for Woe 184
Day 14 Play Nice: Testworthy Words about Negative Behavior 189
Do the Ends Justify the Means? 189
Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones 190
Ten More Terms You Don't Want to Be Called! 193
Twelve Words That Describe Character Flaws 194
Nine Tacky Terms 195
Ten More Words for the Darker Side of the Human Psyche 196
Once More into the Breach 198
Day 15 Be Cool: Testworthy Words about Behavior 201
Walk This Way 201
Ten Words about Comportment 202
The Way We Are 204
Words of a Feather Flock Together 205
More Words about Human Nature 207
Words about Behavior with a French Flair 209
The Act and the Actor 210
Last Licks 211
Part VI Breaking the Record
Day 16 The Great Pretenders: Testworthy Words That Can Fool You 217
Fifteen Words That Look Deceptively Familiar 217
Top Twelve Teasers 220
Ten Testworthy Taunters 222
A Dozen Dirties 224
Day 17 All Decked out: Testworthy Words about Appearance 227
Looking Sharp 227
Ready to Wear 230
Ten More Words about Us 231
Let's Get Physical 231
The Way We Are 234
The Home Stretch 236
Day 18 The Daily Grind: Testworthy Words About Jobs 239
Important Test Words about Business 239
Words about Economics and Finance 241
Testworthy Words about Crimes and Criminal Procedure 245
Words from Civil Law 247
Twelve Testworthy Engineering Words 249
Ultimate Success Word List 253
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