The Vocabulary Builder

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The Vocabulary Builder is a book of entertaining crossword, fill-in-the-answer, multiple choice, and other word puzzles (with answers) to help students learn a selection of 600 well-used but often misunderstood words. By meeting and reusing each word at least four times in the book's word games, its meaning is painlessly reinforced and retested. A minidictionary at the back of the book defines and shows how to pronounce each word.
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Overview

The Vocabulary Builder is a book of entertaining crossword, fill-in-the-answer, multiple choice, and other word puzzles (with answers) to help students learn a selection of 600 well-used but often misunderstood words. By meeting and reusing each word at least four times in the book's word games, its meaning is painlessly reinforced and retested. A minidictionary at the back of the book defines and shows how to pronounce each word.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809256501
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/1982
  • Pages: 150

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1. For starters 2
2. It's all in how 3
3. Mystery istory 5
4. Alphabet soup crossword 6
5. End play #1 7
6. How verbal are you #1 8
7. First spotlight 9
8. Distant relatives 10
9. Scrambled maxims #1 11
10. Ods and ends 13
11. Meet the press #1 14
12. Word twins 15
13. How does it look? 17
14. It's personal 18
15. Second spotlight 19
16. Melodrama matrix 20
17. Substitutions #1 22
18. Focus on idioms 23
19. Strong roots 24
20. Pros and cons 25
21. Meet the press #2 26
22. In a word 28
23. Make-a-word #1 29
24. Onion crossword 30
25. Hors d'oeuvres 32
26. Double threat 32
27. Theater talk 33
28. Substitutions #2 34
29. Battle plan 36
30. Loaded language 36
31. The animal kingdom 38
32. How verbal are you #2 38
33. Third spotlight 39
34. In-telligence test 40
35. Scrambled maxims #2 41
36. After-dinner talk 43
37. Ad stumper 43
38. Look-alikes 45
39. Anty matter 45
40. A family resemblance 46
41. Meet the press #3 47
42. Scrambled maxims #3 49
43. Desultory crossword 50
44. Four-letter words 52
45. Make-a-word #2 53
46. Small talk 54
47. Common ents 55
48. Meet the press #4 56
49. Double trouble 57
50. Scrambled maxims #4 61
51. Fourth spotlight 61
52. Substitutions #3 62
53. True or false 64
54. More family resemblances 65
55. Shades of meaning 65
56. Meet the press #5 67
57. Scrambled maxims #5 69
58. Personalities 70
59. No matter 70
60. How verbal are you #3 71
61. A nation of ations 72
62. Current events 73
63. Shades of meaning #2 75
64. Some more personalities 77
65. Euphemisms 78
66. Make-a-word #3 79
67. X marks the spot crossword 80
68. Meet the press #6 82
69. Scrambled maxims #6 84
70. It's about time 85
71. Family resemblances #3 86
72. Why y? Why not? 86
73. How verbal are you #4 88
74. Cat's play 89
75. Substitutions #4 89
76. Double threat #2 91
77. O-o crossword 92
78. Scrambled maxims #7 94
79. Look-alikes #2 95
80. Fifth spotlight 96
81. Happenings 97
82. Back problems 98
83. Word twins #2 99
84. Word work-out 100
85. 4-D crossword 102
86. Scrambled maxims #8 104
87. Meet the press #7 104
88. Words of one syllable 106
89. Sixth spotlight 108
90. Some more euphemisms 109
91. Double-takes crossword 110
92. How verbal are you #5 112
93. It's personal #2 113
94. Words, words, words 114
95. End play #2 115
96. Loaded words #2 116
Mini-dictionary 119
Answers 141
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