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Increase Your Word Power!More than a collection of word lists and meanings, this idea book and work-text gives students background, orientation, and exercises to help them develop and increase their word power on an ongoing basis. Learn how to:
Get the Most out of dictionaries and other reference sources
Find out about words borrowed from other languages
See how famous writers have employed different styles to create memorable literary works
The material in this book is focused to meet the academic needs of ambitious high school students for college, for those taking advanced placement courses, and for college students taking English and literature courses. This book includes facts about the English language - it's history and how it keeps changing. It also has a examples of diverse writing styles by experts who include Mark Twain, Jonathan Swift, James Thurber, and others. And, in this new edition, there is a list of frequently misspelled words and a sampler of Internet terms.