Verbal Advantage

Author: Charles Harrington Elster
Publisher: Random House Reference
ISBN: 030756097X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Verbal Advantage

Author: Charles Harrington Elster
Publisher: Random House Reference
ISBN: 9780375709326
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A language reference based on the best-selling audio vocabulary series introduces 3,500 key vocabulary words, offering an easy-to-follow vocabulary-building program that provides concise explanations of definitions, etymologies, usage, pronunciation, and more. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Word Workout

Author: Charles Harrington Elster
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250020891
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

What in the Word

Author: Charles Harrington Elster
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156031974
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a compendium of English-language conundrums, sharing word and phrase origins, slang terms, and usage secrets in a question-and-answer format, in a volume complemented by original brain teasers, literary trivia, and word puzzles.

There s a Word for It Revised Edition

Author: Charles Harrington Elster
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416510869
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Author: Charles Harrington Elster
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547545894
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An SAT and ACT vocabulary-building program in the lively form of a mystery novel. Now students who take these entrance exams can learn more than 1,300 vocabulary words, improve reading comprehension, and enjoy a good story all at the same time. Includes exercises, glossary with page references.

The Accidents of Style

Author: Charles Harrington Elster
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429912808
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fasten your seat belt for a crash course in careful usage.... Just like automobile accidents, accidents of style occur all over the English-speaking world, in print and on the Internet, thousands of times every day. They range from minor fender benders, such as confusing their and there, to serious smashups, such as misusing sensual for sensuous or writing loathe when you mean loath. Charles Harrington Elster shows you how to navigate the hairpin turns of grammar, diction, spelling, and punctuation with an entertaining driver's manual covering 350 common word hazards and infractions, arranged in order of complexity for writers of all levels. Elster illustrates these surprisingly common accidents with quotations from numerous print and online publications, many of them highly regarded---which perhaps should make us feel better: If the horrendous redundancy close proximity and the odious construction what it is, is have appeared in The New York Times, maybe our own accidents will be forgiven. But that shouldn't keep us from aspiring to accident-free writing and speaking. If you want to get on the road to writing well, The Accidents of Style will help you drive home what you want to say.

The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations

Author: Charles Harrington Elster
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618423156
Format: PDF
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This guide to the most commonly mispronounced words in the English language is revised and expanded with one hundred new entries including words like al-Qaeda, machismo, curriculum vitae, and Pulitzer.

How to Tell Fate from Destiny

Author: Charles Harrington Elster
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328583236
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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. Whether you’re a boomer, a Gen-Xer, or a millennial, if you peruse, browse, or even skim these spindrift pages you will (not shall) become versed in the fine art of differentiation. You will learn, for example, ■ how to tell whether you suffer from pride, vanity, or hubris ■ how to tell whether you’re contagious or infectious ■ how to tell if you’re pitiful or pitiable ■ how to tell if you’re self-centered or self-absorbed ■ how to live an ethical life in a moral universe

McGraw Hill Education 400 Must Have Words for the TOEFL 2nd Edition

Author: Lynn Stafford-Yilmaz
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071827587
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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We want to help you score high on the TOEFL We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-Hill Education: 400 Must-Have Words for the TOEFL, 2nd Edition, to make sure you're fully prepared for this difficult exam. With this updated and expanded guide, you'll get essential skill-building techniques and strategies created by leading ESL educators. You'll also get 410 commonly tested words, more than 150 activities and exercises, and a free Language Lab app to help you study. With McGraw-Hill Education: 400 Must-Have Words for the TOEFL, we'll guide you step by step through the essential vocabulary--and give you the tools you need to improve your score on the TOEFL. This edition includes: More than 400 important words for the TOEFL, with the addition of a new chapter Example sentences, usage tips, and commonly used parts of speech related to the word A TOEFL-style reading with exercises for each chapter A free Language Lab app with flashcard vocabulary quizzes