Vocabulary For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

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

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Vocabulary For Dummies

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Overview

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.

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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: 210,140
  • File size: 23 MB
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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.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

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.

Index.

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