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Word Smart: Building an Educated Vocabulary

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Knowing which words to use and how to use them is key to communicating accurately and effectively. That’s why more than one million people have used this book to improve their vocabularies.

To find out which words you absolutely need to know, The Princeton Review researched the vocabularies of educated adults by analyzing major newspapers and books and focusing on the word
Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by Princeton Review (first published August 7th 2001)
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Jun 01, 2012 Amy rated it liked it
Shelves: language, reference
While not a good book to stand alone for learning vocabulary, it works well as a supplement to another vocabulary program. As we learned new words in another vocabulary book, we looked them up in Word Smart, reading the entries and the example sentences. Its strengths are the selection of words commonly used in educated discourse, the good working definitions of the words in their most common usage, and the accompanying entertaining sentences. The weaknesses are that the entries are alphabetical ...more
Sep 18, 2014 Joan rated it really liked it
Good resource
Mar 03, 2008 Julene rated it really liked it
This is a sweet book! Like it says on the back, "improving your vocabulary is important, but where do you start?" This book has 823 words to build your vocab in an effective and fun format. I was recently reading another book and nearly every word I came across in it that I needed clarification on was in Word Smart. Some of my friends and I had a way fun time learning and using new words from this book!
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Jun 27, 2011 ♥ Caitlin rated it it was amazing
This book is very helpful to those who want to improve their vocabulary. The definitions were very easy to remember and less complicated than they can be in dictionaries.
Jan 26, 2012 Ariadna73 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: english-language
Very interesting; well organized and entertaining. I learned a word or two and I am very proud each time I have an opportunity to use one.
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