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Building an Effective Vocabulary [Paperback]

Murray Bromberg , Cedric Gale


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Table of Contents

Preface
1. The Power and Glory of Words
Vocabulary Preliminary Test
Exercise 1 Using Words in Context
2. Ways of Mastering Words
Exercise 2 Defining Words in Context
3. The Dictionary
Exercise 3 Subject Labels
Exercise 4 Inflected and Variant Forms
Exercise 5 Levels of Use
Exercise 6 The Meaning of Words, Word Elements, and Abbreviations
Exercise 7 Synonyms, Antonyms, and Etymology
4. Our Language Past and Present
Exercise 8 Defining Words in Context
Exercise 9 Words and Their Cognates
5. Good Speech: Pronunciation
Exercise 10 The Accented Syllable of a Word
Exercise 11 The Pronunciation and Meaning of Words
Exercise 12 The Pronunciation and Meaning of Words
Vocabulary Test 1 Understanding Words in
Context
Vocabulary Test 2 Using Words in
Illustrative Sentences
6. Words Borrowed from Other Languages
Exercise 13 The Origin of Borrowed Words
Exercise 14 Using Terms of Foreign Origin
Exercise 15 Using Terms of Foreign Origin
7. Words Derived from Names
Exercise 16 Learning Words Derived from Names
Exercise 17 Relating Name Words and Other Words
Exercise 18 The Meaning and Origin of Name Words
Exercise 19 Using Words Derived from Names
8. Mark Twain's Vocabulary--Buck Fanshaw's Funeral
Exercise 20 Mark Twain's Words
Exercise 21 More of Twain
Exercise 22 Never the Twain
Exercise 23 Twain, Continued
Exercise 24 Twain, Concluded
Vocabulary Test 3 Selecting the Best
Definition
Vocabulary Test 4 Using Words in
Illustrative Sentences
Vocabulary Test 5 Using Words in
Illustrative Sentences
9. Words from Part to Whole
Exercise 25 The Meaning of Roots
Exercise 26 The Meaning and Use of Prefixes
Exercise 27 Prefixes and Roots
Exercise 28 Words with Greek Roots
10. Development and Change in the Meaning of Words
11. Synonyms and Antonyms
Exercise 29 Selecting the Appropriate Synonym
Exercise 30 Finding Antonyms
Exercise 31 More Antonyms
12. Jonathan Swift's Vocabulary--A Modest Proposal
Exercise 32 Swift's Words
Exercise 33 More of Swift
Exercise 34 To the Swift...
Exercise 35 Swift, Continued
Exercise 36 Swift, Concluded
Vocabulary Test 6 Finding Synonyms
Vocabulary Test 7 Using Words in
Illustrative Sentences
Vocabulary Test 8 Using Words in
Illustrative Sentences
13. Words Commonly Confused and Misused
Exercise 37 Using the Correct Word
Exercise 38 Using the Correct Word
Exercise 39 Finding the Right Word
Exercise 40 Finding the Right Word
Exercise 41 Finding the Right Word
Exercise 42 Discriminating between Words
Frequently Confused
Exercise 43 Discriminating between Words
Frequently Confused
14. James Thurber's Vocabulary--My Secret
World of Idiom
Exercise 44 Thurber's Words
Exercise 45 More of Thurber
Exercise 46 Learning and Using Idioms
Exercise 47 Learning and Using Idioms
Exercise 48 Explaining the Meaning of
Idioms
15. James Fenimore Cooper's Vocabulary--On
Language
Exercise 49 Cooper's Words
Exercise 50 More of Cooper
16. The Effective Use of Words
Exercise 51 Detecting Mixed Figures of Speech
Vocabulary Test 9 Searching for Definitions
Vocabulary Test 10 Using Words in
Illustrative Sentences
Appendix
Supplementary List of Latin Word Elements Used in English Word Building
Supplementary List of Greek Word Elements Used in English Word Building
Supplementary List of Prefixes
Supplementary List of Suffixes
Supplementary List of Foreign Terms Used in English
Supplementary List of Words Frequently Mispronounced
1,400 Words That Bright People Ought to Know
A Sampler of Computer and Internet Terms
Selected List of 225 Troublesome Spelling Words
Answer Key :

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