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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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Heron
Mar 27, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Hriday
Jan 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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This book is not for a beginner. The approach is superb and is a serious vocab builder.
Amit Shetty
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd recommend this a great companion book to Norman Lewis's 'Word Power Made Easy'. This book will definitely strengthen your approach to vocabulary and mastery of words with several exercise questions.
I would not recommend you read this book without touching Norman Lewis first though. The primary difference that I found between Lewis and Maxwell is the approach each one takes while explaining the words and their corresponding etymology. Lewis makes it much more easier and fun to attack the word
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Jaikrishna
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Prashant
Feb 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Hanif Qureshi
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its good but a bit boring...
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