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Three Dimensions of Vocabulary Growth

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9781567650402

ISBN10:
1567650406
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/1998
Publisher(s):
Amsco School Pubns Inc

Summary

Teaches students how to learn from words, not just about them. Explains word origins and teaches word formation.

Table of Contents

Dimension One
Part One The Romance of Words
holocaust / chagrin / vacillate / catharsis / ennui / caveat / caprice / palliate / assuage / axiom
3(6)
foible / fortnight / ecdysiast / grotesque / fickle / fulminate / dotage / expurgate / specious / ostracize
9(6)
turgid / calumniate / chimera / nirvana / avuncular / alpha and omega / nebulous / bane / imprecation / frenetic
15(7)
cenotaph / unctuous / vicissitude / titillate / moribund / badinage / sesquipedalian / extirpate / apotheosis / swastika
22(7)
Review of Lessons 1-4
apocalypse / inimical / vagary / austere / parochial / demagogue / truckle / torpor / licentious / charisma
29(6)
vestige / peremptory / audacious / monolithic / obelisk / akimbo / cursory / eponym / penchant / asinine
35(6)
penury / explicate / obfuscate / excoriate / impugn / cozen / emulate / obtuse / adamant / virulent
41(7)
exurbs / exult / euphemism / flatulent / facade / euphoria / expatiate / heinous / exigency / exculpate
48(8)
Review of Lessons 1-8
anachronism / poltergeist / histrionic / bellwether / banal / exude / catholic / pontiff / brogue / idiosyncracy
56(7)
aegis / coruscate / quintessence / nepotism / rue / ephemeral / sub rosa / recondite / pogrom / poignant
63(6)
carouse / pastiche / acrimony / bifurcate / spurious / asperity / sycophant / clairvoyant / carnal / anthology
69(7)
harass / mordant / debilitate / manifest / decadent / vicarious / trepidation / melee / implacable / nexus
76(9)
Review of Lessons 1-12
contumacy / convivial / indomitable / millennium / emasculate / digress / kaleidoscope / jargon / humor / aberrant
85(6)
animosity / antemeridian / ecumenical / travail / pernicious / nostrum / epitaph / feckless / splenetic / pusillanimous
91(7)
venial / officious / droll / altruism / machination / tsunami / attrition / vitiate / cenotaph / inveterate
98(6)
gambit / caldron / tyro / dissipate / deprecate / attenuate / accolade / supplicate / maelstrom / myriad
104(11)
Review of Lessons 1-16
Dimension One
Part Two Words from Proper Nouns
Janus-faced / milquetoast / jabberwock / Shangri-la / Lothario / braggadocio / lethargy / bacchanalia / pyrrhic victory / chauvinism
115(7)
Babbitt / malaprop / pandemonium / spoonerism / philistine / sadistic / Panglossian / martinet / cross or pass the Rubicon / Machiavellian
122(7)
benedict / nemesis / serendipity / charlatan / quisling / nirvana / Hobson's choice / Armageddon / gerrymander / macabre
129(6)
mnemonics / billingsgate / cupidity / guillotine / pander / tenebrous / plutocracy / gorgon / limbo / procrustean
135(7)
marathon / stygian / tawdry / calliope / apochrypha / Byzantine / mesmerize / Halloween / vandal / bowdlerize
142(9)
Review of Lessons 1-5
protean / Cassandra / maudlin / Parthian shot / argonaut / Utopia / tantalize / Pharisee / quixotic / roentgen
151(7)
myrmidon / peripatetic / narcissism / tarantella / panacea / stentorian / Sisyphean / Sword of Damocles / bedlam / Pandora's box
158(7)
philippic / draconian / rodomontade / epicure / Pollyanna / caesarian section / sybarite / shylock / somniloquy / Lilliputian
165(7)
hades / jacquard / odyssey / gargantuan / stoicism / herculean / Kafkaesque / halcyon / mercurial / Junoesque
172(7)
Achilles' heel / titan / galvanize / flora and fauna / euthanasia / boycott / laconic / colossus / solecism / babble
179(14)
Review of Lessons 1-10
Dimension Two
Part One Word Families
autos: autobiography / autograft / autogamy / automat / autonomic / autopsy / autonomous / automaton
193(5)
a, an: anodyne / anesthesia / anarchy / achromatic / agnostic / atheism / anonymous / atrophy / anomaly
198(5)
patheia: apathy / pathology / osteopath / hydropathy / psychopath / pathos / antipathy / empathy / telepathy
203(5)
genos: autogenous / genesis / genocide / congenital / eugenics / heterogeneous / homogeneous / pathogen / primogeniture / indigenous / psychogenic / genealogy / hallucinogen
208(6)
anthropos, andros: anthropocentric / android / misanthropist / philanthropist / anthropomorphic / philander / polyandry / anthropoid / anthropology
214(7)
Review of Lessons 1-5
archon, kratos: hierarchy / autocracy / aristocracy / monarchy / patriarchy / theocracy / democracy / gynocracy / plutocracy / oligarchy
221(5)
psyche: psychedelic / psychiatry / psychic / psychokinesis / psychodrama / psychosomatic / psychogenic / psychosis
226(4)
pan: panegyric / panacea / panchromatic / pandemic / panorama / pantheism / pantology / panophobia / panoply / pantheon
230(5)
philos: audiophile / phylogynist / hemophiliac / thermophile / bibliophile / philately / philodendron
235(4)
loqui: loquacious / circumlocution / somniloquent / ventriloquist / soliloquy / colloquy / elocution / eloquence / grandiloquent
239(4)
eu: euthenics / euphemism / eulogy / eurhythmic / eutrophic / eupepsia / euphoria / euphony
243(7)
Review of Lessons 6-11
phone: aphonic / hydrophone / megaphone / cacophony / xylophone / phonics / polyphony
250(4)
graphein: bibliography / orthography / cacography / calligraphy / graffiti / topography / cartography / seismograph / lexicographer / pornography / demography / epigraphy
254(5)
logos: chronology / paleontology / petrology / tautology / ornithology / cosmology / necrology / ichthyology / ethnology / etymology
259(4)
specere: perspicacious / perspicuous / specious / auspicious / aspect / introspection / prospectus / retrospect / specter / spectrum
263(10)
Review of Lessons 11-15
Dimension Two
Part Two Prefixes
anti, ante: antibiotic / antipathy / antidote / antiphony / antiseptic / antithesis / anti-Semite / anticlimax / antichrist / antebellum / antechamber / antecedent / antediluvian / antemeridian / antemortem / antependium / anterior / antedate
273(4)
circum: circumambulate / circumlocution / circumvent / circumspect / circumscribe / circumlunar / circumference / circumfluous / circumsolar / circa
277(3)
pre: preeminent / precocious / precursor / predilection / prenatal / preempt / preclude / prescient / prelude / premonition
280(3)
post: postbellum / postmeridian / posthumous / postnuptial / postscript / postmortem / postdiluvian / postlude / posthaste / posterior
283(3)
counter, contra: counterpart / counterproductive / countervail / counterclaim / counterculture / counterclockwise / counterweight / countermeasure / countersign / contraception / contradict / contradistinguish / contraindicate / contrariwise / contravene / contraclockwise / contraband / contralateral
286(4)
Review of Lessons 1-5
trans: transcend / transgress / transfuse / transient / transmute / translucent / transpose / transplant / transfix / transcribe
290(3)
retro, pro: retrogress / retroflex / retrospect / retroversion / retrocede / retrospective / retrograde / retroactive / retrorocket / retrofire / procrastinate / procreate / prophet / profusion / progenitor / prognosticate / prospectus / proscribe / proponent / propensity
293(4)
intra: intradermal / intrastate / intravenous / intrauterine / intrascholastic / intrapersonal / intravascular / intracranial / intramuscular / intramural
297(3)
extra, hyper: extravert / extramarital / extracurricular / extramural / extrasensory / extralegal / extragalactic / extraterrestrial / extrapolate / extraneous / hyperactive / hyperglycemia / hyperbaric / hyperextend / hyperbole / hypertrophy / hyperkinetic / hyperventilate / hypersensitive / hyperthermia
300(4)
bene, male: benefactor / benediction / benignant / benign / beneficial / benevolent / beneficient / beneficiary / malefactor / malevolent / malaise / malapropism / malice / malediction / maladroit / malfeasance / malignant / malign / malinger
304(7)
Review of Lessons 1-10
Dimension Two
Part Three Number and Amount Prefixes
uni / mono / du / bi / tri
311(3)
quar / quad / quint / sex / sept / octa
314(2)
novum / deca / deci / cent / mille / kilo
316(2)
multi / poly / omni / pan / semi
318(7)
Review of Lessons 1-4
Dimension Three
Part One Foreign Words and Phrases
dos a dos / de trop / mal de mer / accouchement / table d'hote / Zeitgeist / decolletage / vichyssoise / in loco parentis / vis a vis
325(4)
de rigueur / sine qua non / la dolce vita / hors d'oeuvres / Dominus vobiscum / joie de vivre / concierge / bourgeoisie / noblesse oblige / charge d'affaires / diva
329(4)
rapprochement / requiescat in pace / entre nous / carte blanche / anno Domini / cause celebre / non pareil / lettre de cachet / a priori / a posteriori
333(4)
avant-garde / billet doux / carpe diem / prix fixe / alfresco / ad nauseam / bon mot / au jus / bete noire / sub rosa
337(4)
bon vivant / bonsai / borscht / paparazzi / nota bene / inamorato / maven / objet d'art / declasse / caveat emptor
341(5)
Review of Lessons 1-5
dishabille / bona fide / outre / savoir faire / ersatz / raison d'etre / melange / mea culpa / fait accompli / faux pas
346(3)
imprimatur / nouvelle cuisine / quid pro quo / sotto voce / sobriquet / non sequitur / nosh / nolo contendere / metier / klutz
349(4)
nouveau riche / forte / deja vu / ex cathedra / tout de suite / tour de force / cul-de-sac / tout le monde / tabula rasa / haute cuisine
353(4)
beau monde / mot juste / double entendre / au gratin / habitue / angst / demitasse / cloture / cafe au lait / croupier
357(4)
cogito ergo sum / bodega / a la carte / nom de plume / detente / du jour / pro bono publico / femme fatale / enfant terrible / esprit de corps
361(10)
Review of Lessons 6-10
Dimension Three
Part Two Medical Specialties
oncologist / nephrologist / hematologist / urologist / podiatrist / chiropractor / endodontist / orthodontist / dermatologist / otorhinolaryngologist
371(4)
periodontist / cardiologist / endocrinologist / cryosurgeon / orthopedist / gynecologist / anesthesiologist / ophthalmologist / osteopath / geriatrician
375(4)
maxillofacial surgeon / prosthodontist / obstetrician / pediatrician / gastroenterologist / epidemiologist / neurosurgeon / radiologist / psychoanalyst / optometrist
379(5)
apnea / carcinogen / cirrhosis / embolism / metastisis / tachycardia / hyperglycemia / rhinoplasty / renal / -ectomy / -otomy
384(5)
rheumatic fever / melanoma / arthritis / pulmonary / mammogram / glaucoma / cataract / cardiovascular / anorexia / bulimia
389(5)
holistic medicine / anemia / liposuction / arthroscopic surgery / migraine / muscular dystrophy / phlebotomy / laryngitis / hepatitis / mastectomy
394(11)
Review of Lessons 1-6
Dimension Three
Part Three Special Terms and Words Forms
euphemisms: previously owned car / cadaver / demise / inebriated / full-figured / underachiever / senior citizen
405(4)
oxymorons: holy war / real potential / unbiased opinion / original copies / open secret / nondairy cream / qualified success
409(4)
acronyms: Madd / Unicef / Radar / Cobol / Aids / Salt / Hud / Awol / Nasa / Zip / Vista
413(5)
neologisms and portmanteau words: bells and whistles / nanosecond / cyborg / bus / Internet / virus / byte / bit / hung / LEM / lox / chortle / motel / chunnel / smog / comex / slithy / brunch / hobol
418


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