Word Power Made Easy: The Complete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabulary

Word Power Made Easy: The Complete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabulary

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by Norman Lewis
     
 

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The most effective vocabulary builder in the English language provides a simple, step-by-step method that will increase your knowledge and mastery of written and spoken English. Word Power Made Easy does more than just add words to your vocabulary. It teaches ideas and a method of broadening your knowledge as an integral part of the vocabulary building process.

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The most effective vocabulary builder in the English language provides a simple, step-by-step method that will increase your knowledge and mastery of written and spoken English. Word Power Made Easy does more than just add words to your vocabulary. It teaches ideas and a method of broadening your knowledge as an integral part of the vocabulary building process.
 
Do you always use the right word? Can you pronounce it—and spell it—correctly? Do you know how to avoid illiterate expressions? Do you speak grammatically, without embarrassing mistakes? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you need Word Power Made Easy. Written in a lively, accessible, and timeless style, and loaded with helpful reviews, progress checks, and quizzes to reinforce the material, this classic resource has helped millions learn to speak and write with confidence. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307817495
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/18/2014
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
257,657
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Norman Lewis was born in 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, and died in 2006 in Whittier, California. An author, grammarian, lexicographer, and etymologist, he was a leading authority on English-language skills. In addition to Word Power Made Easy, his many bestselling books include 30 Days to Better English, 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary, and several revised editions of Roget’s Thesaurus.

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Word Power Made Easy 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
JoseRizal More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago when I was in high school. My old book is nowhere to be found, so I'm getting a new one. It's a must-read and a good book to have around.
MustafaD More than 1 year ago
The best thing about this book, in my opinion, is how interactive it is. I constantly feel like the author is having a really nice conversation with me while I'm reading through the book. It teaches very many excellent words and will give you a much broader yet more profound perspective on everything in daily life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a very effective vocabulary builder. This book teaches the etymology of words and based on the root (mainly from Greek and Latin) of a word various other related words are taught. With this style of learning a word - by going to the root of it, there in no much need to memorize the meaning of it. To start with, this book tests the current vocabulary to see where we are and then introduces various words which are arranged into separate sections with chapters in it. Various words to describe various things like personality types, medical specialists, practitioners, science and scientists, liars and lying, actions, flattering people, etc are introduced and the book ends with a chapter on how to continuously keep building vocabulary. There is a good review section at the end of each chapter/section. Also, there is a good word list at the end of the book. Overall, this is a very effective book in building vocabulary and I would strongly recommend this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very good book to help readers to master the words from the angle of etymology.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm only 19 and i dont really read books, but this one is awesome if you wanna build a better vocabulary. I was so suprised. You will learn so many words from this book. It's not exactly a book that you read, it is a book that's also filled with little quizzes to quiz oneself on how much you've learned after each chapter, and the book gives excellent examples for each word, and words are also categorized too. Trust me, Buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I picked up this book I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I never thought that building vocabulary would be so easy. I learned many useful words, their definitions, and their histories. I completely recommend Word Power Made Easy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
LADIES N GENTEL MEN >>>COMIN IN UR LIFE IS SOME THIN U HAV NEVER EXPERIENCED >>YES UR LIFE HAS FINALLY CHANGED IFF U WANTED TO MAKE UR VOCAB FAB!! YES FRIENDS THE DAY HAS COME RELISH THE FEELIN>>>WHAT U HAVENT BOUGHT THE BOOK RUSH BEF IT FIN>>> OHH U MST BE WONDERIN WHY I AM WRITIN LIKE A NOVICE HA HA !!>>>ITS STYLE GUYS>>GO AHEAD FREE UR MIND >> ULL NEVER NEVER REGRET IT>>>
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am in sophomore PRE-AP and we do this book...very challenging. It seems that the words in here are not ones that you would use commonly, but learning the roots is a major help. ALMOST 5 STARS...CLOSE...BUT NO CIGAR!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best Book for Vocabulary
MustafaHabib More than 1 year ago
The best thing about this book, in my opinion, is how interactive it is. I constantly feel like the author is having a really nice conversation with me while I'm reading through the book. It teaches very many excellent words and will give you a much broader yet more profound perspective on everything in daily life.
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