Vocabulary: Words

Topics: Word, Language, Vocabulary Pages: 236 (68727 words) Published: February 21, 2011
4th Edition




Copyright © 2006 LearningExpress, LLC. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by LearningExpress, LLC, New York. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Vocabulary & spelling success : in 20 minutes a day.—4th ed. p. cm.—(LearningExpress skill builders) ISBN 1-57685-545-7 1. Vocabulary—Problems, exercises, etc. 2. English language—Orthography and spelling—Problems, exercises, etc. I. Title: Vocabulary and spelling success. II. LearningExpress (Organization) II. Title. III. Series: Skill builders series (New York, N.Y.) PE1449.V58 2006 428.1—dc22 2006040829 Printed in the United States of America 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Fourth Edition ISBN 1-57685-545-7

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INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 5 CHAPTER 6 CHAPTER 7 CHAPTER 8 CHAPTER 9 CHAPTER 10 CHAPTER 11 CHAPTER 12 CHAPTER 13 CHAPTER 14 CHAPTER 15 Pretest Vocabulary Terms and Language Origins Spelling Rules Vocabulary List 1—Prefixes Vocabulary List 2—Suffixes Vocabulary List 3—Learning Roots Vocabulary List 4—More Roots Vocabulary List 5—Foreign Language Terms Used in English Vocabulary List 6—Business Terms Vocabulary List 7—Technology Terms Vocabulary List 8—Legal Terms Vocabulary List 9—Terms Relating to Language and Literature Vocabulary List 10—Short Words That Mean a Lot Vocabulary List 11—Adjectives Vocabulary List 12—Acronyms v

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Vocabulary List 13—Commonly Tested Words Vocabulary List 14—More Commonly Tested Words Vocabulary List 15—Philosophical Terms Posttest Studying for Success Additional Resources

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he words we use to communicate every day are important in every aspect of our lives. From relaxing, to working, to studying, to taking tests, we use words to share with others how we feel, what we think, and why we think that way. Without words, it is difficult to express our ideas to the rest of the world. The more words we know—the larger our vocabulary—the more clearly we can communicate with others. Our vocabularies reveal our knowledge to the world; therefore, a person with a large vocabulary has the advantage of self-expression. This book will help you learn the words you need to know to successfully express yourself in school, work, and your personal life. The words in this book have been carefully chosen to help you learn what you need to know to pass any test—from standardized tests, to civil service tests, to college entrance exams, and to professional job interviews—and continue to build your vocabulary, even after you have finished using this book. In each of the following chapters, you will complete practice exercises that have been created specifically to help you understand words inside out. You will learn pronunciation, spelling, context, definitions, word parts, denotation and connotation, synonyms, and antonyms. The word lists are grouped into categories, so you will be able to associate them with like words and remember them more easily. There is also a crossword puzzle at the beginning of chapters 14–18 to introduce you to the new words before you begin to work on the practice exercises. Then, you can take the Posttest at the end of the book and gauge how much you’ve really learned about words and how you have improved your vocabulary.




How to Use This Book
Build Your Vocabulary

seems important to you. Make notes in the margins that will help you follow what’s important as you practice and learn your new words. Make Flash Cards

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