9781133590941

Building Vocabulary for College

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 1/1/2012
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

BUILDING VOCABULARY FOR COLLEGE is a vocabulary worktext that helps you increase your academic vocabulary through a practical, reinforcing approach that promotes mastery of the words and word parts studied. The text begins by presenting the basics such as common prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Exercises in Part 1 ask you to work through matching, multiple-choice, sentence fill-in, and completing a passage sections. The lessons in Section 2 introduce terms from a variety of academic disciplines to help you succeed across the curriculum. Exercises in Part 2 include matching, sentence fill-ins, and completing a passage sections.

Table of Contents

To the Instructorp. ix
To the Studentp. xii
Word Parts and Challenging Wordsp. 1
Introductionp. 1
p. 7
Word Parts: ary, co, col, com, con, cor, il, im, in, ir, de, er, or, ist, pre, re, ex, ing, unp. 7
Challenging Words: quandary, consensus, incongruous, debilitate, hedonist, precocious, reconciliation, extricate, meandering, unethicalp. 10
p. 17
Word Parts: sub, pro, fy, inter, mis, dis, ob, op, ten, tion, edp. 17
Challenging Words: submissive, mollify, intervene, misnomer, dissipate, obstreperous, tentative, correlation, alleviated, prolificp. 19
p. 26
Word Parts: able, ible, a, an, super, trans, poly, ver, log, ism, chron, postp. 26
Challenging Words: inevitable, apathy, superfluous, transition, polychromatic, veracity, epilogue, nepotism, chronic, posthumouslyp. 29
p. 37
Word Parts: para, tele, culp, eu, ante, rect, fid, equ, pan, sym, synp. 37
Challenging Words: paradigm, telepathy, culpable, euphemism, antediluvian, rectify, infidelity, equivocal, panacea, syndromep. 39
p. 47
Word Parts: phil, mal, spec, omni, hyper, anti, voc, vok, bi, path, benep. 47
Challenging Words: philanthropy, malicious, specter, omnipotent, hypertension, antithesis, vociferous, bilingual, empathy, benignp. 50
Review Test, Chapters 1-5p. 57
p. 63
Word Parts: fin, gni, gno, bell, clau, clu, ambi, amphi, less, pen, pun, intra, intro, man, luc, lump. 63
Challenging Words: finale, cognizant, belligerent, recluse, ambivalence, dauntless, penance, elucidate, introspection, manhandlep. 65
p. 73
Word Parts: bon, boun, multi, vert, neo, ful, ous, non, aud, extra, ultra, temp, wardp. 73
Challenging Words: bounteous, multifaceted, vertigo, neophyte, acrimonious, nondescript, audible, extraneous, contemporary, waywardp. 75
p. 83
Word Parts: ann, enn, grad, gress, phon, mor, mort, pos, cap, dia, ness, hetero, homop. 83
Challenging Words: annuity, gradient, cacophony, moribund, composure, capricious, diaphanous, blandness, heterogeneous, homogeneousp. 85
p. 93
Word Parts: contra, contro, counter, ac, claim, clam, die, greg, terr, anthrop, fore, se, sophp. 93
Challenging Words: contraband, exacerbate, clamor, malediction, gregarious, terrain, misanthrope, foreboding, sedition, sophomoricp. 96
p. 103
Word Parts: spar, sper, peri, cred, em, en, tact, tang, macro, magn, the, pseud, vid, vis, genp. 103
Challenging Words: disparage, peripatetic, credence, embroil, tangible, magnanimous, monotheism, pseudonym, vis--vis, genericp. 105
Review Test, Chapters 6-10p. 113
p. 119
Word Parts: domin, dys, retro, medi, be, apt, prim, al, pot, izep. 119
Challenging Words: domineering, dystrophy, retrograde, medieval, bereft, adaptation, primeval, colloquial, potable, ostracizep. 122
p. 130
Challenging Words: impeccable, ephemeral, garrulous, meticulous, nebulous, sagacious, specious, redundant, repudiate, viablep. 130
p. 138
Challenging Words: catharsis, dearth, guile, lethargy, affinity, affluence, dichotomy, enigma, banal, clandestinep. 138
p. 146
Challenging Words: alienation, collateral, deleterious, felicitous, hypothetical, immutable, aberration, impunity, gullible, trepidationp. 146
p. 153
Challenging Words: debacle, deprivation, epitome, fastidious, ubiquitous, garner, latent, ominous, pragmatic, placatep. 153
p. 161
Challenging Words: arduous, astute, blatant, covert, cull, decorum, enhance, deterrent, exonerate, inexorablep. 161
p. 169
Challenging Words: cogent, rationalize, sordid, eclectic, usurp, inundate, germane, perfunctory, acquiesce, nemesisp. 169
Review Test, Chapters 11-17p. 177
Academic Termsp. 183
Introductionp. 183
Literaryp. 184
Oral Communicationp. 190
Psychologyp. 196
Sociologyp. 204
Social Sciencep. 211
Review Test, Chapters 18-22p. 219
Business and Economicsp. 223
Mathematicsp. 230
Biological Sciencep. 243
Physical Sciencep. 255
Criminal Justicep. 267
Medicalp. 276
Review Test, Chapters 23-28p. 287
Parts of Speechp. 292
Using the Dictionaryp. 296
Index of Confusing Wordsp. 298
Index of Academic Termsp. 299
Index of Bonus Wordsp. 301
Index of Challenging Wordsp. 302
Index of Idiomsp. 303
Index of Word Partsp. 304
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