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500 Words You Should Know

Author : Caroline Taggart
ISBN : 9781782432982
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a little intellectual badinage or been discombobulated by tricky diction? 500 Words You Should Know has you covered. Words are beautiful and versatile things, but when used incorrectly they can lose a lot in transition, and the more complex the word, the more misused it can become. And as words eternally evolve in their everyday use, they can begin to be interpreted as something other than their original meaning. 500 Words You Should Know will inspire the reader to use uncommon words in their correct context, to utilize the English language to its full potential, and to test themselves on the words they think they already know.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

500 Beautiful Words You Should Know

Author : Caroline Taggart
ISBN : 9781789292282
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 23.69 MB
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CRESTFALLEN at CHICANERY and CIRCUMLOCUTION? Have no TRUCK with TOMFOOLERY and TRUMPERY? Or OMNISCIENT about OBLOQUIES and OPSIMATHS? Whether you've answered yes, no or 'sorry, I didn't catch that', 500 Beautiful Words You Should Know is for you. It offers words that flow EXQUISITELY off the tongue; words that are just perfect for their meaning, like the lazy-sounding SLOTH and the heavy-footed GALUMPH; words that will make you sound clever, like DEUTERAGONIST and LETHOLOGICA; and words that are just fun to say, like LIQUEFACTION and LUXURIATE. It'll tell you where they come from, how to use them and whether you're likely to BAMBOOZLE anyone who's listening to you. With occasional special features on great words for colours, words from the Classics and words that make you laugh, this is a book to delight BIBLIOPHILES and BLATHERSKITES alike.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

30 Days To A More Powerful Vocabulary

Author : Dan Strutzel
ISBN : 9781469063874
Genre : Self-Help
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A Bigger Vocabulary = A Brighter Future Words. They're the foundation of nearly everything of value in our world. They have the power to create and the power to destroy. The power to inspire and to terrify. The power to enlighten and also to obscure. And, more specifically for you, they have the power to attract wealth and success and guarantee your brighter future. This is not hyperbole - it is based on rock-solid research. Studies show that those people with large vocabularies are smarter, wealthier, and happier than the average person - and substantially so. And here's the best news of all: a large vocabulary is not tied to your social status, your genes, or even your education level. It is a skill that can be learned - and it takes only 30 days. In this cutting-edge program, 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary, personal development expert and English enthusiast Dan Strutzel will instruct, enlighten, and inspire you with a concentrated 30-day program that will teach you over 500 words. But, more than teaching you these words, the uniquely designed program will ensure that these words become a habit-knit part of your life - and with minimal effort on your part. Best of all, research shows that learning new words has an exponential effect on the size of your vocabulary - since learning one word naturally produces an association between two to three more words. In short, after reading and applying the system in this 30-day program, you will not only have a bigger vocabulary - you will have a brighter future! Here's just a sampling of what you'll learn: The 10 myths about building a dynamic vocabulary The secret behind the exponential effect of vocabulary building A 30-day program designed to maximize learning and comprehension of over 500 words The words you need to know about money and financial issues The words you need to know about persuading others The words you need to know about marriage, parenting, and other relationships The words you need to know about science The words you need to know to be a great conversationalist Why building a large, dynamic vocabulary is even more valuable in the digital age And much more!
Category: Self-Help

New Words For Old

Author : Caroline Taggart
ISBN : 9781782434733
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The English language is a versatile and agile thing, and as our world changes, so too does the way we use it. Sometimes we coin new words for new creations, but very often we adopt and adapt existing words to suit new purposes, or simply put two together to form a third. New Words for Old looks at the story behind some of the words we use every day and how their meanings have changed over time. From technology and fashion to politics and music, our language displays centuries of imagination and creativity, so often overlooked. Tracing the development of green from the days when it was just a colour, web when it was something spiders made and trolls when they were nothing more threatening than the baddies in fairy tales, this is a fascinating tour through the history of the words we use every day and demonstrates just how wide we cast the net when trying to describe something new.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

All That Glisters

Author : Caroline Taggart
ISBN : 9781789290028
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Quotations - or snippets from them - are commonly used in everyday speech, most often without the speaker knowing where they came from. From words of comfort to advice for the lovelorn, you can bet that someone, somewhere has come up with phraseology that perfectly sums up whatever situation you find yourself in and put it more succinctly than you could ever dream of. In All That Glisters . Caroline Taggart presents some of the pithiest, wisest and most fascinating quotations we should all know, detailing where the quotation has come from and why it may be useful when searching for an elegant or informed line to illustrate a point, spice up conversation or impress one's friends. Part of the pleasure of this book is to reveal the provenance of the well-worn quote (or misquote) - my cup runneth over, ay, there's the rub, to err is human, the spice of life - but also to introduce some less familiar ones. Most of the quotations included are from classic sources - from the Bible, the works of Shakespeare, other poets, classical authors, Dickens (God bless us everyone, waiting for something to turn up, very humble), Charlotte Bronte (Reader, I married him) and George Bernard Shaw (who didn't actually say Youth is wasted on the young, but may have said something like it. Somewhere. No one seems to know for sure). This entertaining and informed - but not too serious - take on the wit and wisdom of the last 2000 years is ideal for modern readers who like their knowledge in tweet-sized chunks.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Korean Words With Cat Memes 1 5

Author : Min Kim
ISBN : 9781542678124
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 59.73 MB
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Learn Korean vocabulary with the Korean Words with Cat Memes series. Presented by EASY KOREAN, this book series was created for people wanting to learn the Korean language on their own. The following are the word categories (chapters) in each book. Book 1 1. Basic Pronouns 2. People 3. Travel 4. Languages 5. Things 6. Auto 7. Hospitals & Pharmacies Book 2 1. Basic Verbs 2. Food & Drinks 3. Numbers 4. Places 5. Time 6. Colors 7. Public Transportation Book 3 1. Prepositions & Conjunctions 2. Houses & Furniture 3. Arts & Entertainment 4. Animals & Plants 5. Days & Dates 6. Religions 7. Health Book 4 1. Basic Adjectives 2. Clothes & Shopping 3. Weather & Seasons 4. Money 5. Phones & Technology 6. Restaurants 7. Work Book 5 1. Basic Adverbs 2. Countries & Nationalities 3. Education 4. Body Parts 5. Nature & Materials 6. Sports 7. Miscellaneous The Korean Words with Cat Memes books are written by Min Kim, a native Korean speaker and the creator of EASY KOREAN. He uses various techniques to make word memorization as easy as possible. The included cat memes of Soomba and Zorro will make learning Korean more fun!
Category: Foreign Language Study

Editor Publisher

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ISBN : MINN:31951001229747G
Genre : Journalism
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Category: Journalism

My Grammar And I Or Should That Be

Author : Caroline Taggart
ISBN : 1843176572
Genre : English language
File Size : 59.80 MB
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A runaway hit and Sunday Times bestseller in 2008, My Grammar and I has continued to grow in popularity, becoming the go-to guide for grammar. Repackaged with a fresh jacket design, this much-loved gift title is now available in paperback, for new readers and fans of the series alike. My Grammar and I offers amusing examples of awful grammar, while steering you in the direction of grammatical greatness. Taking you on a tour of the English language through the minefield of rules and conditions that can catch you out, from dangling modifiers to split infinitives, it highlights the common pitfalls that every English language user faces on a day to day basis. Refreshing everything you should have learnt at school and more, My Grammar and I is informative yet entertaining - an ideal buy for any English language enthusiast.
Category: English language

Essential Toefl Vocabulary

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ISBN : 0375429662
Genre : Study Aids
File Size : 20.56 MB
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500 ESSENTIAL VOCABULARY WORDS TO HELP YOU BOOST YOUR TOEFL SCORE! • Words, parts of speech, and pronunciations on the front • Definitions, contextual sentence, and synonyms on the back, so you can really understand and remember each word • Color-coded scale under the cover so you can easily track your progress • Includes 50 customizable cards for you to fill in the terms you most need to study
Category: Study Aids

The English Reader

Author : Diane Ravitch
ISBN : 9780195077292
Genre : Literary Collections
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Collects poems, essays, songs, and speeches created during a four-hundred-year span of English history, arranging them chronologically and introducing each with a brief biography of the author.
Category: Literary Collections