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Let your vocabulary speak for itself.

Knowing which words to use and how to use them is key to communicating accurately and effectively. That’s why more than one million people have used Word Smart to improve their vocabularies! This updated 5th edition defines and explains more than 1,400 need-to-know vocabulary words.

To create this book, the Princeton Review analyzed newspapers from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal, ...

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Overview

Let your vocabulary speak for itself.

Knowing which words to use and how to use them is key to communicating accurately and effectively. That’s why more than one million people have used Word Smart to improve their vocabularies! This updated 5th edition defines and explains more than 1,400 need-to-know vocabulary words.

To create this book, the Princeton Review analyzed newspapers from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal, magazines from Time to Scientific American, and books from current bestsellers to classics. We also combed through the SAT and other standardized tests to determine which words are tested most frequently. We sifted out the words that most people know, and focused on words that most people misunderstand or misuse. 

This updated edition of Word Smart gives you the most important words you need to know to get better grades, score higher on tests, and communicate more confidently at work.

WORD SMART, 5th EDITION include more than 1,400 words covering:
• Common usage errors
• The most frequently tested words on standardized tests
• Foreign phrases and abbreviations
• Terms you need to know to understand finance, science, and the arts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307945020
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/3/2012
  • Series: Smart Guides Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 56,927
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Learning New Words 7

Chapter 2 The Words 39

Chapter 3 The Final Exam 255

Chapter 4 The SAT Hit Parade 287

Chapter 5 The GRE Hit Parade 297

Chapter 6 Word Roots You Should Know 305

Chapter 7 Common Usage Errors 331

Chapter 8 Abbreviations 339

Chapter 9 The Arts 343

Chapter 10 Finance 347

Chapter 11 Foreign Words and Phrases 353

Chapter 12 Science 359

Chapter 13 The Answers 365

About the Author 388

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  • Posted March 2, 2013

    This book has updated, easy-to-understand definitions that are m

    This book has updated, easy-to-understand definitions that are much more beneficial than a dictionary.

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