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Think you know your vocabulary?




Build a Better Vocabulary provides thousands of entertaining exercises that increase readers' word power in every situation. Perfect for a quick review or in-depth practice, this book offers readers increased understanding of: Basic usage of nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech; Root words and their history; Prefixes and suffixes; Specialized vocabularies for business, law, science, computers, politics, and more; Spelling rules and their exceptions; The use of inference, slang, jargon, and dialect




PART ONE Vocabulary Boot Camp: Just the Basics

Day 1 Person, Place, or Thing? Commonly Used Nouns
Day 2 It’s Alive! Vivid, Vibrant Verbs
Day 3 Coming Close: Studying Synonyms
Day 4 When Opposites Attract: Awesome Antonyms
Day 5 What’s the Difference? Handling Homophones
Day 6 Make It Real: Adding Adjectives
Day 7 Make It Real—Again: Time for Adverbs


PART TWO In No Uncertain Terms: Specialized

Vocabularies Everyone Needs to Know
Day 8 How Are You Feeling Today? Emotional Terms
Day 9 Just the Facts, Ma’am: Mathematical Terms
Day 10 Name That Tune: Musical Terms
Day 11 On the Hunt: Job Search Terms
Day 12 Sign on the Dotted Line: Contract Terms
Day 13 Politics on Parade: Political Terms
Day 14 The Weather Report: Meteorological Terms
Day 15 Where in the World? Geographical Terms 
Day 16 Pieces and Parts: Mechanical Terms
Day 17 Patron of the Arts: Humanities Terms
Day 18 In the Doctor’s Office: Medical Terms
Day 19 The World Wide Web: Computer Terms
Day 20 Does It Take Batteries? Electronic Terms
Day 21 The Right Time and Place: Historical Terms
Day 22 What’s Cookin’? Culinary Terms
Day 23 If You Build It: Construction Terms
Day 24 Order in the Court: Legal Terms
Day 25 Between Your Ears: Psychological Terms
Day 26 It’s a Science: Scientific Terms
Day 27 People-Watching: Anthropological Terms 
Day 28 Play Ball! Sports Terms
Day 29 You Design It: Interior Design Terms
Day 30 School Days: Educational Terms
Posttest: How Much Do You Know Now? 

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