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All About Words: An Adult Approach To Vocabulary Building

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Two language experts, map your way to greater vocabulary power via history, folklore, and anecdote, as they tell all about words--how they began, how they developed, and exactly what they mean. Here's an exhilarating, easy way to learn a word...and never forget it! With games, puzzles, exercises, and whole battery of challenging tests.
Published (first published February 1st 1968)
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The authors have done a wonderful job in finding the origins of certain common words.This book includes puzzles that are engaging and quite challenging.This book is a must have for anyone who is interested to build his/her vocabulary.5 stars from my side.
Don Gubler
Interesting and entertaining as well educating.
Hanif Qureshi
Its good but a bit boring...
This is one of those indispensable books for vocabulary building. I read it during my MBA preparation days and thoroughly enjoyed it. I still would like to read it again if I can get my hands on it.
This is a very cool book. All about using etymology to boost your vocabulary. Also, it's from the 60s. Just so you're prepared.
This book is not for a beginner. The approach is superb and is a serious vocab builder.
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