Vocabulary For Dummies [NOOK Book]


Get a handle on difficult words and get ahead at school, at work, in life
  • Effective communication
  • Word Selection
  • Delivery and tone
  • Tailor for audience

Packed with sample conversations and usage examples

Talk (and write) your way to success with better vocabulary

Don't be...

See more details below
Vocabulary For Dummies

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$19.99 List Price
Note: This NOOK Book can be purchased in bulk. Please email us for more information.


Get a handle on difficult words and get ahead at school, at work, in life
  • Effective communication
  • Word Selection
  • Delivery and tone
  • Tailor for audience

Packed with sample conversations and usage examples

Talk (and write) your way to success with better vocabulary

Don't be intimidated by unfamiliar words ? make them your own! Filled with over 7,500 great vocabulary words along with fun facts and lots of everyday examples and tips, Vocabulary For Dummies shows you word by word how to write with panache (flair), speak with &eacutelan (style), and get ahead, whether you're in school or out in the work world.


Explanations in plain English

  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Get Smart! www.dummies.com

  • Find Listings of all our books
  • Create your own personalized book with Hungry Minds a la Carte
  • Sign up for daily eTips at www.dummiesdaily.com
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118053799
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 226,067
  • File size: 23 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Laurie E. Rozakis, PhD, teaches English at the State University of New York, Farmingdale, and is the author of more than 100 books.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Part I: Getting Your Bearings.

Chapter 1: Figuring Out How Words Work.

Chapter 2: Building Your Vocabulary.

Chapter 3: Picking Up Meaning.

Chapter 4: Using the Right Word.

Part II: Mastering the Basics.

Chapter 5: Getting to the Root of the Matter.

Chapter 6: Starting Off with Prefixes.

Chapter 7: Ending Well: Suffixes.

Part III: Expanding Your Base.Chapter 8: Shading Meaning: Synonyms, Antonyms, Connotations, Denotations.

Chapter 9: Hear Your Homonyms and Homophones Here.

Chapter 10: Compounding Words.

Chapter 11: Romancing English: Words from French, Spanish, and Italian.

Chapter 12: Borrowing from the Neighbors: Words from Other Languages.

Part IV: Getting Savvy with Vocabulary.

Chapter 13: Trying Your Skills on Standardized Tests.

Chapter 14: Taking Care of Business Vocabulary.

Chapter 15: Mutterings on Money Matters.

Chapter 16: Speaking Legalese.

Chapter 17: Doctoring Your Words: Medical Terms.

Chapter 18: Acquiring Shopping and Eating Language.

Chapter 19: Expanding the Language: Recent Additions.

Chapter 20: Exploring Words from Real and Mythical People and Places.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Don't Go There: Language to Avoid.

Chapter 22: Distinctions Worth Making.

Chapter 23: Ten Techniques for Nonnative Speakers.


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    An exemplary novel

    Without question, a great educational novel. I will be reading through the entire book

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)