Fiske 250 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Aug 1, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 162 pages
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Here are the 250 most important words students need to know to be successful in college and beyond, from the former education editor of the New York Times and a leading authority on college admissions. Each entry contains information on the word origin, a complete definition, and example sentences, making it both the perfect gift for high school graduation and an effective tool for expanding a student's vocabulary, increasing word comprehension, and honing their writing skills. This is the perfect book for giving young adults entering college or starting a career a clear advantage before they begin.

 

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Contents

1 Aggressive Words
1
2 Fighting Words
6
3 Flabby Words
11
4 Funny Words
17
5 Farrago
23
Quiz 1
29
6 Lighthearted Words
31
7 Logophile Words
37
Quiz 3
88
16 Scholarly Words
91
17 ShapeShifting Words
97
18 Short Words
103
19 Sinful Words
109
20 Olio
114
Quiz 4
120
21 Smart Words
123

8 Mental Words
43
9 Nature Words
49
10 Gallimaufry
54
Quiz 2
59
11 No Words
61
12 Powerful Words
66
13 Repeating Words
72
14 Riddling Words
77
15 Hodgepodge
82
22 Tiny Words
128
23 Uncertain Words
133
24 Unchanging Words
138
25 Potpourri
143
Quiz 5
149
Quiz Answers
153
About the Authors
163
Back Cover
164
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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. 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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