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100 Words To Make You Sound Smart

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  120 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
The newest title in the popular 100 Words series is an informative and entertaining resource that can help anyone be right on the money when looking for words that will make a point, seal the deal, or just keep folks listening. Chosen by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, these words will appeal to anyone who wants to be a more compelling communicator—as a ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 4th 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Leif Denti
Aug 08, 2014 Leif Denti rated it really liked it
I stort sett en lista på 100 svåra ord. Jag kunde ungefär hälften av dem och ämnar lära mig alla. Många ord som jag hör/läser i böcker ibland och som definitivt är värda att lära sig. Kort bok, rekommenderas.
Totes Henry
May 06, 2014 Totes Henry rated it really liked it
Nice reading. The only drawback is that it is written as a dictionary, therefore every page is independent from the other one. It's like reading a dictionary rather than a regular book.
This said, the words listed have been nice to learn. Many were already known, but thanks to the deep explanation, I could understand their meaning better.
If you're not a native speaker, but you already have a good English, this book may be good to help you impress natives when you write. (try to don't use those wo
Jan 14, 2016 Alex rated it liked it
Shelves: literature, audiobook
A few surprises for me as I'd been using a couple of these words outside of their proper usage (and probably couldn't have given you a passable definition if asked for it).

Good book for anyone just out of high school or somewhere in their university education.
Dec 17, 2014 Waseem rated it it was ok
I dont know how in the brief this book is set to be 'entertaining' - i got up to around to word number 27 or so before bordem set in...fuelled by the very robot / scriptive nature in the way the content of the book is put forward...

...don't get me wrong, the content is 'ok' but not my fav way of learning...its more like reading a text book rather a good book...

nevertheless..i'll give it 2 stars...

Waseem Mirza
Vonze (Yvonne)
Sep 19, 2012 Vonze (Yvonne) rated it liked it
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One of the quirky little books my husband owns, lol. Overall, a good reference. I would have replaced more mainstream words like "angst" and "deja vu" with something more rare. I feel like a lot of middle schoolers would probably be able to define those words. And I'm guessing this is more aimed at high schoolers and college students. But, regardless, an interesting little read.
Jun 04, 2010 Amanda rated it really liked it
Another in the series (as I purchase six of the eight with my Amazon birthday money, so there'll be a few more I'm going to pop up). Not as many new ones to learn in this one, but definitely a good book for people looking to expand their vocabulary.
Jun 04, 2008 M rated it it was amazing
i keep this book close by. i used to hate vocabulary when i was in school, but i love to expand my vocab and make sure i use words in context.
Amanda Caldwell
Mar 15, 2012 Amanda Caldwell rated it really liked it
It turned out that I all ready knew a majority of the words, but I did learn how to properly use some that I didn't know before.
Clover  Youngblood
Feb 13, 2013 Clover Youngblood rated it it was ok
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Loved this book. I get made fun of for my expansive vocabulary, and even then I didn't know half of this words.
100 Words To Make You Sound Smart by Editors of The American Heritage Dictionaries (2006)
Feb 22, 2012 Jill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love language and words, it was a fun read for a word nerd.
Missy Fordlang
Jan 09, 2014 Missy Fordlang rated it really liked it
It's exactly what the description says.
May 15, 2012 Tami rated it really liked it
I already knew 96 out of 100 words.
Oct 26, 2009 Rae rated it it was amazing
Haha, I LIVE on this book.
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