Expand Your Vocabulary: The Dynamic In-context Way : a Practical 40-day Introduction to New Words Plus a Day-by-day Commentary on "language Uses and Abuses"
A unique departure from current vocabulary-building texts, this book features word-choices in short excerpts (under 250 words each) from forty different writers and speakers, among them notables like Vicki Kemper, Vernon Jordan, Karen Armstrong, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Albert Shanker, Andrew Hacker, and Juliet Schor. Their topics range widely from 'World Population and Your Life' to 'Leadership for the Future'. The book is a practical and interesting way to study words in meaningful context rather than as isolated entities. Another innovation is that each of the forty 'Days' is accompanied by a commentary, 'Language Uses and Abuses, ' on how words are formed and how to check and improve language usages. Topics include Like as a Preposition and Like as a Verb; Get Lost, Hopefully; How Not to Make a Good Impression; Two Handy Latin Phrases; What's in a Name?; and Word-Surfing with the Greek. Then, based on the word-choices studied from a particular context-passage, each 'Day' closes with comprehension checks which include matching meanings, choosing synonyms, and choosing antonyms. And a final noteworthy feature: a sounds-of-speech pronunciation system so easy to understand that it makes the usual pronunciation key unnecessary
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61 March Abuses acrimony action adulterate Adverb Adverb from Latin American Answers Matching meanings Appendix arbitration arrogant austere base best matches capable censure Checks on Comprehension Choosing antonyms Choosing synonyms combining forms commend common comprehension choices conformity confusion continued creative debase deviation discord dispute disruptive eloquent escalation essential ethnic example exploit expression fashion favorable firefighter goal Greek harmony highlight or check hostile immigration important impression impressionable increase increment inflation inspiration integral intrinsic inventive kind Language Late Latin Latin adjective Latin negative prefix Latin prefix logos matches the meaning Middle English Middle French Middle Latin nation noun objurgation obstruction Old French one's onym opposition origin person pertaining phrase that best plural political position precise preposition productive Quick Checks repression restraint separate speaking strife submission suffix sustain tolerance trivial turn unsure urbane verb Vital Speeches word or phrase word today Word-Choices