A powerful vocabulary opens a world of opportunity. Building your word power will help you write more effectively, communicate clearly, score higher on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, or GRE, and be more confident and persuasive in everything you do.But in order to truly increase your vocabulary, you need a system that works. With most guides, you end up only memorizing the new words for a short time, often not even long enough to use them in tests. Fiske WordPower is different. Using the exclusive Fiske system, you will not just memorize words, but truly learn their meanings and how to use them correctly. This knowledge will stay with you longer and be easier to recall-and it doesn't take any longer than less-effective memorization. How does it work? This book uses a simple three-part system: 1. Patterns: Words aren't arranged randomly or alphabetically, but in similar groups that make words easier to remember over time. 2. Deeper Meanings, More Examples: Full explanations-not just brief definitions-of what the words mean, plus multiple examples of the words in sentences. 3. Quick Quizzes: Frequent short quizzes help you test how much you've learned, while helping your brain internalize their meanings. Fiske WordPower is the most effective system for building a vocabulary that gets you clear and successful results.
Table of Contents:
AcknowledgmentsIntroductionQuizStudy PlanStage One: ConsciousnessChapter 1: Short WordsChapter 2: Putting Together/Taking ApartChapter 3: Down from Mount OlympusQuick Quiz #1Chapter 4: Give and TakeChapter 5: The MenagerieChapter 6: Talking About TalkingQuick Quiz #2Chapter 7: What’s In? Who’s Out?Chapter 8: Something’s ComingChapter 9: The Art of LosingQuick Quiz #3Usage Test #1Chapter 10: What’s Cookin’?Chapter 11: Fortune’s FoolChapter 12: Stubborn as a MuleQuick Quiz #4Chapter 13: Miss MannersChapter 14: Be Bloody, Bold, and ResoluteChapter 15: OddballsQuick Quiz #5Chapter 16: Work EthicChapter 17: Words For the AgesChapter 18: True BelieversQuick Quiz #6Usage Test #2Chapter 19: Enemies, Adversaries, and AntagonistsChapter 20: Comrades, Cohorts, and CompanionsChapter 21: Sounds Like, Smells LikeQuick Quiz #7Chapter 22: Them Thar’s Fightin’ WordsChapter 23: I’m Against That—Or Am I Next to It?Chapter 24: Splendor in the GrassQuick Quiz #8Chapter 25: FarragoChapter 26: I Beg of YouChapter 27: Me, Myself, and IQuick Quiz #9Usage Test #3Chapter 28: I Just Don’t Understand YouChapter 29: What A ReliefChapter 30: Bad GuysQuick Quiz #10Chapter 31: Not-Quite-Naughty WordsChapter 32: “The Stream I Go A-fishing In”Chapter 33: Confound It!Quick Quiz #11Chapter 34: Earth, Air, Fire, WaterChapter 35: Lighten Up!Chapter 36: Don’t Yell at Me!Quick Quiz #12Usage Test #4Stage Two: CompetenceChapter 37: Speech TherapyChapter 38: How Deep Is the Ocean, How High Is the Sky?Chapter 39: Sycophants GaloreQuick Quiz #13Chapter 40: Down with EverybodyChapter 41: Oh What a Tangled WebChapter 42: The Words of WarQuick Quiz #14Chapter 43: Bored and LazyChapter 44: See What I Mean?Chapter 45: In Sickness and HealthQuick Quiz #15Usage Test #5Chapter 46: Mad as a HatterChapter 47: Play It Again, SamChapter 48: What a Mess!Quick Quiz #16Chapter 49: Keep It CleanChapter 50: How Divine!Chapter 51: Godliness ReduxQuick Quiz #17Chapter 52: HodgepodgeChapter 53: Too MuchChapter 54: Not EnoughQuick Quiz #18Usage Test #6Chapter 55: Send in the ClownsChapter 56: Dionysian or Apollonian?Chapter 57: All in the FamilyQuick Quiz #19Chapter 58: Yield…or Don’t YieldChapter 59: Bits and PiecesChapter 60: Darkness, My Old FriendQuick Quiz #20Chapter 61: Do It In StyleChapter 62: Scary ThingsChapter 63: No End in SightQuick Quiz #21Usage Test #7Chapter 64: OmChapter 65: OyChapter 66: Chalk TalkQuick Quiz #22Chapter 67: Over the RainbowChapter 68: How Sweet It IsChapter 69: SourpussQuick Quiz #23Chapter 70: The Wonderful World of “O”Chapter 71: The Play’s the ThingChapter 72: Not Fully DefinedQuick Quiz #24Usage Test #8Stage Three:...
From the book
Have you ever learned a new word and then immediately seen or heard it again? Let’s say you just learned exotic (“out of the ordinary”) and within a week you see an ad for “exotic tropical fruit drinks,” hear someone talk about “traveling to exotic places,” and find a reference in a history text to the fact that in the eighteenth century the English considered Italian opera “exotic” entertainment.” Spooky? Mystical? Weird? Not really. The universe didn’t suddenly thrust those words in your path to reward you for your new knowledge. No, it’s the other way around—you noticed the word because you’d just learned it. (The same phenomenon occurs when people plan to buy, say, a used car or an engagement ring. Suddenly their worldview becomes newly aware that some cars have two doors and some have four, that Aunt Tilda has a huge pear-shaped diamond.) In short, you’re developing what we call strong verbal antennae, an ability to sense what you earlier ignored. These antennae will be your new best friends. If writers are, as novelist Henry James suggested, people “on whom nothing is lost,” then alpha students of vocabulary are people on whom no word is lost. If you see it, learn it. If you hear it, learn it. If you learn it, use it. The system in this book is designed to help you fully learn the one thousand words inside. However, there are many things you can, and should, do to make the process easier as well as to learn new words that aren’t even in this book.
|Author:||Edward Fiske, Jane Mallison, Margery Mandell|
|Edition:||Ebook , PDF|
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