Fiske 250 Words Every High School Freshman Needs to Know

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Aug 1, 2011 - LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES - 176 pages
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Here are the 250 most important words students need to know to be successful in high school and beyond, from the former education editor of the New York Times and a leading educational authority. Each entry contains a complete definition, word origin, and example sentences, making it both the perfect gift for eighth grade graduation and an effective tool for expanding a student's vocabulary, preparing them for standardized tests, and increasing their writing skills. This is the perfect book for giving students who are entering high school a clear advantage before they begin.

 

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Contents

1 Animal Words
1
2 Words Ending in ate
6
3 Words for Change
11
4 Class Words
17
5 Farrago
23
Quiz 1
29
6 Clean Words
31
7 False Words
37
Quiz 3
89
16 Lying Words
91
17 Money Words
97
18 Painful Words
103
19 Personality Types
109
20 Olio
114
Quiz 4
120
21 Praise or Blame?
122

8 Gloomy Words
43
9 Government by?
49
10 Gallimaufry
55
Quiz 2
60
11 Helping Words
62
12 Jolly Words
68
13 id Words
73
14 Lovers Words
78
15 Hodgepodge
83
22 Short Words
127
23 The Time of Your Life
132
24 Travel Words
137
25 Potpourri
143
Quiz 5
149
Quiz Answers
151
About the Authors
161
Back Cover
162
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Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times and is the author of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Bruce G. Hammond co-authored the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College, and was editor in chief of The Insider's Guide to the Colleges.

Bruce G. Hammond co-authored The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College and Fiske Countdown to College, and was editor in chief of The Insider's Guide to the Colleges/i. He is the author of Discounts and Deals at the Nation's 360 Best Colleges and is the school and college expert at Parent Soup, a division of iVillage.com.

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