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Vocabulary Energizers: Stories of Word Origins

Vocabulary Energizers: Stories of Word Origins
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  • ISBN-13: 9780929166018
  • ISBN: 0929166019
  • Edition: Volume I
  • Publisher: Hada Pubns

AUTHOR

David Popkin

SUMMARY

VOCABULARY ENERGIZERS & VOCABULARY ENERGIZERS II build vocabulary by presenting the fascinating histories behind those words we need for more effective communication & comprehension. Each book focuses on a core of 100 words & their background stories, linking these words with hundreds of synonyms & antonyms. Greek & Latin word parts introduce additional words. These books provide an entertaining way to: strengthen vocabulary; boost scores on SAT, GRE, & other standardized examinations; learn the intriguing stories behind our English words; increase cultural literacy. "This is a superb little book, well-planned for self study or use in either high school or college courses. The research that underlies the fresh, engaging presentation of etymologies is flawless, & the examples of word usage, both historical & contemporary, are succinct & delightful. If understanding one's language is a road to enlightenment, this book will enlighten many readers." Stanley Lombardo, Professor & Chair, Classics Department, University of Kansas. "VOCABULARY ENERGIZERS is ... both illuminating & entertaining. David Popkin offers his readers lucid definitions, useful clusters of related words, witty & informative narrative etymologies, & challenging yet manageable exercises." Harry Marten. Professor, Department of English, Union College. To order: Hada Publications, 2605 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212. Telephone: 1-615-386-9036.David Popkin is the author of 'Vocabulary Energizers: Stories of Word Origins' with ISBN 9780929166018 and ISBN 0929166019.

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