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

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Word Power Made Easy is a comprehensive vocabulary‑building system created by legendary grammarian Norman Lewis that provides a simple, step‑by‑step method to increase your knowledge and mastery of the English language.

Word Power Made Easy is the best and quickest means to a better vocabulary in the English language. As you complete the exercises in this book, you will learn how to tell if you’re using the right word as well as how to pronounce and spell it. You will also learn...

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Overview

Word Power Made Easy is a comprehensive vocabulary‑building system created by legendary grammarian Norman Lewis that provides a simple, step‑by‑step method to increase your knowledge and mastery of the English language.

Word Power Made Easy is the best and quickest means to a better vocabulary in the English language. As you complete the exercises in this book, you will learn how to tell if you’re using the right word as well as how to pronounce and spell it. You will also learn how to avoid illiterate expressions and how to speak grammatically, without making embarrassing mistakes.

A complete handbook for building a superior vocabulary, Word Power Made Easy will teach you how to speak and write with confidence as well as how to read more effectively and efficiently. It will help you to learn more quickly, develop social contacts, and increase your earning power.

Each chapter ends with review. Each section ends with a progressive check. Numerous tests will help you increase and retain the knowledge you acquired. Word Power Made Easy does more than just add words to your vocabulary; it teaches ideas and a method of broadening knowledge as an integral part of the vocabulary building process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671741907
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 2/15/1991
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Fully Revised & Expanded Edition
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 96,653
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 4.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman Lewis was an author, grammarian, lexicographer, and etymologist. Lewis was a leading authority on English-language skills, whose bestselling 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary published by Pocket Books in 1971 promised to teach readers to improve their skills in fifteen minutes a day.

Lewis started his teaching career at New York University and the City College of New York. From 1964 to 1995, he taught English—including grammar, etymology, and vocabulary—at Rio Hondo College, a two-year community college in Whittier, California. For more than a decade, he was also the chairman of Rio Hondo’s communications department.

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    The best thing about this book, in my opinion, is how interactiv

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2008

    Effective Vocabulary Builder

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2005

    A very good book

    A very good book to help readers to master the words from the angle of etymology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2003

    This book is tha shiznit!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2002

    This books offers a simple way to increase your vocabulary.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2002

    I WOULD RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE WANTING TO MAKE HIS VOCAB FAB!!!

    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>>>

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2000

    Challenging!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Best Book for Vocabulary

    Best Book for Vocabulary

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  • Posted May 18, 2013

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    The best thing about this book, in my opinion, is how interactiv

    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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