Verbal Advantage: Ten Easy Steps to a Powerful Vocabulary

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Diversified Publishing, Feb 4, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 496 pages
First time in book form! A successful program for teaching 3,500 vocabulary words that successful people need to know, based on America's #1 bestselling audio vocabulary series.

"People judge you by the words you use." Millions of Americans know this phrase from radio and print advertising for the Verbal Advantage audio series, which has sold over 100,000 copies. Now this bestselling information is available for the first time in book form, in an easy-to-follow, graduated vocabulary building program that teaches an outstanding vocabulary in just ten steps.

Unlike other vocabulary books, Verbal Advantage provides a complete learning experience, with clear explanations of meanings, word histories, usages, pronunciation, and more. Far more than a cram session for a standardized test, the book is designed as a lifetime vocabulary builder, teaching a vocabulary shared by only the top percentage of Americans, with a proven method that helps the knowledge last.

A 10-step vocabulary program teaches 500 key words and 3,000 synonyms.
Lively, accessible writing from an expert author and radio personality.  

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I used Verbal Advantage to help me prepare for the GRE general test and found it to be very useful. I highly recommmend the book to anyone preparing for a standardized test or anyone who simply desires to increase their working vocabulary. Read full review

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This book is quite amazing. I do a couple words a day, and miraculously these words start appearing to me in everyday life. Before, I must have not known the word and unconsciously dismissed them or ignored them. A must have for any higher education student!


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Charles Elster is the author of several books on language, and is the writer and host of the weekly public radio program "A Word to the Wise." His commercials have been featured on NPR's "Morning Edition".

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