Building Vocabulary For College

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2008-06-20
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Building Vocabulary for College is a vocabulary worktext that helps students increase their academic vocabulary through a practical, memorization-based approach. Users love the book for its "conciseness yet broadness of application," its focus on word parts, its non-condescending tone, and its emphasis on academic terms. The text begins by presenting the basics such as common prefixes, suffixes, and roots. The lessons in Section 1 alternate between those that introduce ten word parts (along with two sentences featuring words based on each part) and those that present ten challenging words (which appear on college aptitude tests) containing those word parts. Exercises following word-parts lessons include multiple-choice, matching, cloze sentences, and definitions, while exercises for challenging words lessons ask students to write their own definitions and work through multiple-choice exercises, cloze sentences, and analogies. The lessons in Section 2 introduce terms from a variety of academic disciplines to help students succeed across the curriculum.The Seventh Edition has been streamlined to better illustrate the connection between words and academic fields.

Table of Contents

WordParts and Challenging Words Lesson
sta, co, col, com, con, cor, il, im, in, ir, de, er, or, ist, pre, re, ex, mono, un stature, compliance, incongruous, debilitate, hedonist, precocious, replicate, extricate, monomania, unseemly Lesson
sub, pro, uni, inter, mis, dis, ob, op, ten, tion, logy subterfuge, proclivity, universally, interim, misconstrue, dissipate, obstreperous, tentative, correlation, anthropology Lesson
able, ible, ism, a, arc, super, trans, poly, ver, log, ism, chron, post culpable, nepotism, superfluous, transition, polychromatic, veracity, epilogue, apathy, chronic, posthumously Lesson
bio, tele, auto, eu, ante, rect, fid, equ, pan, sym, syn biopsy, telepathy, autonomy, euphemism, antediluvian, rectify, infidelity, equivocal, panacea, syndrome Lesson
phil, mal, spec, omni, hyper, anti, voc, vok, bi, path, ben philanthropy, malicious, specter, omnipotent, hypertension, antithesis, vociferous, bilingual, empathy, benign Lesson
fin, geo, bell, hydro, hydr, ambi, amphi, less, hem, intra, intro, man, derm, dermis finale, geopolitics, belligerent, hydrology, ambivalence, dauntless, hemostat, introvert, manhandle, dermatology Lesson
bon, boun, multi, hypo, neo, ful, ous, non, aud, extra, ultra, temp ward bounteous, multifacted, hypochondria, neophyte, acrimonious, nondescript, audible, extraneous, contemporary, wayward Lesson
ann, enn, gram, graph, phon, mor, mort, pos, cap, dia, ness, hetero, homo annuity, graphology, cacophony, moribund, composure, capricious, diaphanous, blandness, heterogeneous, homogeneous Lesson
contra, contro, counter, psych, semi, dic, meter, metr, terr, anthrop, fore, se, therm contraband, psychedelic, semicentennial, malediction, altimeter, terrain, misanthrope, foreboding, sedition, hypothermia Lesson
astar, astro, peri, cred, em, en, itis, macro, magni, the, pseudo, vid, vis, gen astronautics, peripatetic, credence, embroil, neuritis, magnanimous, monotheism, pseudonym, vis-a-vis, generic Lesson
ped, pod, micro, scrib, scrip, port, arch, cent, ven, vent, cide, poten, leg podiatry, microbiology, proscribe, portage, archetype, centenarian, convene, genocide, potency, legacy Lesson
sol, polis, urb, ish, ly, age, ance, ence, ship, tract, circum, onym, photo, dem soliloquy, megalopolis, fetish, ostensibly, abeyance, retraction, circumspect, acronym, photosynthesis, demagogue Lesson
ac, dys, err, medi, be, claim, clam, greg, al, ic, ize bereft, colloquial, exacerbate, dystrophy, sophomoric, ostracize, aberration, medieval, clamorous, gregarious Lesson
alienation, collateral, deleterious, felicitous, hypothetical, immutable, impeccable, impunity, gullible, trepidation debacle, deprivation, garrulous, meticulous, nebulous, sagacious, specious, redundant, repudiate, viable Lesson
catharsis, dearth, guile, lethargy, affinity, affluence, dichotomy, enigma, banal, clandestine cogent, rationalize, sordid, eclectic, usurp, inundate, parochial, perfunctgory, acquiesce, ephemeral
Academic Terms Lesson
Literature and Composition Lesson
Oral Communications Lesson
Psychology Lesson
Sociology Lesson
United States History and Political Science Lesson
Biology Lesson
Physical Science Lesson
Computer Science Lesson
Business and Economics Lesson
Legal Terms Lesson
Medical Terms
Parts of Speech
Using the Dictionary
Index for Word Parts
Index for Challenging Words
Index for Academic Terms
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