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Vocabulary For Dummies

Vocabulary For Dummies by Laurie E. Rozakis
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Someone just called you captious. Should you be flattered?Considering your extreme lactose intolerance, is it a good idea toorder veau au béchamel from a French menu? Calumny isto slander as obloquy is to a) flattery, b) sermon, or c)invective? You’ve just heard that your new boss is a realmartinet, should you be worried or excited about an attractive newaddition to your workplace?

Your boyfriend says you have no élan, is he telling youyou’re all out of yogurt? Starting to wish you’d paidmore attention in English class? Don’t worry, it’snever too late to develop a million dollar vocabulary—andVocabulary For Dummies offers you a fast, fun and easy wayto do it.

Whether you’re facing standardized tests, or you want tofeel more knowledgeable at work or more comfortable in socialsituations, this book is for you. In no time you’ll:

  • Dramatically expand your vocabulary
  • Speak with style
  • Write with panache
  • Make a better impression a work or school
  • Dine out with confidence
  • Have the right words for formal occasions and ethnicevents
  • Get more out of what you read

Vocabulary For Dummies doesn’t overwhelm you withendless word lists. Instead, it gives you a completevocabulary-building program that familiarizes you with words fromall areas of life as they’re used in context—from barmitzvahs to business meetings, PCs to politics—with a host offun features, including:

  • Word tables organized by common features, such as language oforigin, professional or social contexts, similarities, andmore
  • Sample conversations incorporate new terms and define relatedones
  • Before-and-After examples show how to replace old, generalterms with new specific vocabulary
  • Pointers reinforce understanding with examples of correct andincorrect usage
  • Chapters on terms from finance, law, medicine, eating andshopping, history and mythology, various languages, and more

Vocabulary For Dummies makes it easier than ever for youto get a handle on difficult words and get ahead at school, atwork, and in life.

Wiley; June 2011
360 pages; ISBN 9781118053799
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Title: Vocabulary For Dummies
Author: Laurie E. Rozakis
 
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