Verbal Advantage

Ten Easy Steps to a Powerful Vocabulary

Author: Charles Harrington Elster

Publisher: Random House Reference

ISBN: 030756097X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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First time in book form! A successful program for teaching 3,500 vocabulary words that successful people need to know, based on America's #1 bestselling audio vocabulary series. "People judge you by the words you use." Millions of Americans know this phrase from radio and print advertising for the Verbal Advantage audio series, which has sold over 100,000 copies. Now this bestselling information is available for the first time in book form, in an easy-to-follow, graduated vocabulary building program that teaches an outstanding vocabulary in just ten steps. Unlike other vocabulary books, Verbal Advantage provides a complete learning experience, with clear explanations of meanings, word histories, usages, pronunciation, and more. Far more than a cram session for a standardized test, the book is designed as a lifetime vocabulary builder, teaching a vocabulary shared by only the top percentage of Americans, with a proven method that helps the knowledge last. A 10-step vocabulary program teaches 500 key words and 3,000 synonyms. Lively, accessible writing from an expert author and radio personality. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Tell Fate from Destiny

And Other Skillful Word Distinctions

Author: Charles Harrington Elster

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 1328884074

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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"If you have trouble distinguishing the verbs imitate and emulate, the relative pronouns that and which, or the adjectives pliant, pliable, and supple, never fear--How to Tell Fate from Destiny is here to help! With more than 500 headwords, the book is replete with advice on how to differentiate commonly confused words and steer clear of verbal trouble"--

Word Workout

Building a Muscular Vocabulary in 10 Easy Steps

Author: Charles Harrington Elster

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250020891

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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Word Workout is a practical book for building vocabulary—a graduated program featuring thousands of words that begins with those known by most college graduates and ascends to words known only by the most educated, intelligent, and well-read adults. This workout is a comprehensive program, chock-full of information about synonyms, antonyms, and word origins, and replete with advice on proper usage and pronunciation. There are also creative review quizzes at each step of the way to measure your progress and reinforce learning. Unlike other vocabulary books, Word Workout provides a complete learning experience with clear explanations and surefire methods to retain new knowledge. Far more than a cram session for a standardized test, this book is designed as a lifetime vocabulary builder, featuring words used by the top tier of literate Americans, laid out in ten accessible chapters designed for anyone who is looking for some serious verbal exercise. From "avowal" to "proselytize," from "demagogue" to "mendicant," Charles Harrington Elster has carefully picked the words you need to know, and given you an easy, fast, and fail-safe way to learn and remember them.

There's a Word for It (Revised Edition)

A Grandiloquent Guide to Life

Author: Charles Harrington Elster

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416510869

Category: Education

Page: 272

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A mischievous and madcap expedition through the depths of the unabridged dictionary promises hilarious word fun for language enthusiasts as it describes a variety of unusual words and their definitions, including such colorful vocabulary as Borborygmus, Colpocoquette, Dishabillophonia, and Snarge. Reissue. 15,000 first printing.

Tooth and Nail

A Novel Approach to the New SAT

Author: Charles Harrington Elster,Joseph Elliot

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156013826

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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Uses hundreds of SAT vocabulary words printed in boldface in the text of a mystery novel, and includes a glossary, sample test, and tips on studying

Cracking the GRE with 4 Practice Tests, 2019 Edition

The Strategies, Practice, and Review You Need for the Score You Want

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 1524758264

Category: Study Aids

Page: 496

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THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get all the prep you need for a perfect score on the GRE with 4 full-length practice tests, thorough Verbal and Math topic reviews, and extra practice online. Techniques That Actually Work. • Powerful tactics to avoid traps and beat the GRE • Pacing tips to help maximize your time • Detailed examples of how to employ each strategy to your advantage Everything You Need to Know for a High Score. • Thorough reviews for every section of the exam • Valuable practice with complex reading comprehension passages and math problems • Extensive GRE vocabulary list featuring key terms and exercises Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 4 full-length practice tests (2 in the book & 2 online) with detailed answer explanations • Drills for each test section—Verbal, Math, and Analytical Writing • Step-by-step guides for interpreting your practice test results • In-depth score reports available for online practice exams

Cracking the GRE with 4 Practice Tests, 2019 Edition

The Strategies, Practice, and Review You Need for the Score You Want

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 1524758264

Category: Study Aids

Page: 496

View: 9695

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THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get all the prep you need for a perfect score on the GRE with 4 full-length practice tests, thorough Verbal and Math topic reviews, and extra practice online. Techniques That Actually Work. • Powerful tactics to avoid traps and beat the GRE • Pacing tips to help maximize your time • Detailed examples of how to employ each strategy to your advantage Everything You Need to Know for a High Score. • Thorough reviews for every section of the exam • Valuable practice with complex reading comprehension passages and math problems • Extensive GRE vocabulary list featuring key terms and exercises Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 4 full-length practice tests (2 in the book & 2 online) with detailed answer explanations • Drills for each test section—Verbal, Math, and Analytical Writing • Step-by-step guides for interpreting your practice test results • In-depth score reports available for online practice exams

Cracking the GRE Premium Edition with 6 Practice Tests, 2019

The All-in-One Solution for Your Highest Possible Score

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 1524758256

Category: Study Aids

Page: 560

View: 3574

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HE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR YOUR HIGHEST POSSIBLE SCORE! Get all the prep you need for your best score on the GRE with The Princeton Review, including 6 full-length practice tests, thorough Verbal and Math topic reviews, and exclusive access to premium online content with tons of extra practice and resources. Techniques That Actually Work. • Powerful tactics to avoid traps and beat the GRE • Pacing tips to help maximize your time • Detailed examples of how to employ each strategy to your advantage Everything You Need to Know for a High Score. • Thorough reviews for every section of the exam • Valuable practice with complex reading comprehension passages and math problems • Extensive GRE vocabulary list featuring key terms and exercises Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 6 full-length practice tests (2 in the book & 4 online) with detailed answer explanations • Drills for each test section—Verbal, Math, and Writing • Step-by-step guides for interpreting your practice test results • In-depth score reports available for online practice exams Plus, with Cracking the GRE, Premium Edition you'll get online access to exclusive premium content for an extra competitive edge: • Key info about grad school admissions, testing calendars, and financial aid • Video tutorials that break down strategies for each section of the GRE • Multi-week study guides • Special "GRE Insider" section packed with helpful info about grad school admissions, popular programs, application requirements, and more