100 More Words Every High School Graduate Should Know
Paperback ISBN: 0544019660
Ideal for juniors and seniors in high school as well as adults who want to see how their vocabulary skills stack up, 100 More Words Every High School Graduate Should Know is the latest book in the popular 100 Words series from the American Heritage Dictionaries and a sequel to the original title in the series (published in 2002). This book includes one hundred words of varying degrees of difficulty, representing the kinds of words high school students encounter in their classes and on standardized tests. From alacrity to zygote, with stops along the way at eponymous and lambent, the words are invariably intriguing and useful. Each entry includes the definition, pronunciation, and etymology, and often one or more quotations from classical and contemporary authors showing how the word is used in context.
100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles
Paperback ISBN: 1328710327
This newly rejacketed edition of 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles presents words that people can't keep straight. Featuring notorious soundalikes such as faze/phase and close calls like suppress/repress, the notes in this book describe language mix-ups and provide solutions to allay readers' anxieties. No doubt this is a book with real cache (cachet?), a book that readers will pour (pore?) over, a book that's both masterful (masterly?) and laudable (laudatory?).
1100 Words You Need to Know
Paperback ISBN: 1438010427
A Barron's best-seller for more than four decades! This brand-new edition of 1100 Words You Need to Know has been expanded and updated, and includes: - Word lists and definitions - Analogy exercises - Words-in-context exercises - Idiom indexes - An updated Pronunciation Guide All new words for students to learn are placed in the context of sentences that have been selected from well-known novels, plays, poems, newspaper editorials, and TV broadcasts. For optimal ease and enjoyment in learning, the authors recommend 15-minute sessions with this book. Over the years, thousands of students preparing for the SAT and ACT have relied on previous editions of 1100 Words You Need to Know as an ideal way to strengthen their word power. A new feature in this edition is indexes of idioms, which appear throughout the book.