Fiske 250 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know

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Sourcebooks, Inc., May 1, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 176 pages
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Learn the words you need to succeed in college and beyond! With a powerful vocabulary on your side, a world of possibilities opens up. It is a gift of confidence and knowledge for college, your career, and beyond. Knowing these 250 words will give you the edge you need to succeed in anything you set your mind to do. Every year, thousands of families trust Edward Fiske, author of the #1 bestselling Fiske Guide to Colleges and the former education editor of the New York Times, as their guide for honest advice on creating the best educational experience possible-because he knows and listens to students. Together with vocabulary experts Jane Mallison and David Hatcher, Fiske 250 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know gives you the most important words you'll need to know to build your success across a wide range of subjects and skill levels. This short, powerful tool will expand your vocabulary, sharpen your writing skills, make you more persuasive, and prepare you for every success you want to achieve!
 

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Contents

Aggressive Words
1
Fighting Words
6
Flabby Words
11
Funny Words
17
Farrago
23
Lighthearted Words
31
Logophile Words
37
Mental Words
43
Scholarly Words
91
ShapeShifting Words
97
Short Words
103
Sinful Words
109
Olio
114
Smart Words
123
Tiny Words
128
Uncertain Words
133

Nature Words
49
Gallimaufry
54
No Words
61
Powerful Words
66
Repeating Words
72
Riddling Words
77
Hodgepodge
82
Unchanging Words
138
Potpourri
143
Quiz Answers
153
About the Authors
163
Back Cover
167
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Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as Education Editor of the New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He wrote the bestselling annual, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, to help them.

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