Think You Know Your Vocabulary?: Specialized Words Everyone Needs to Know

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-01
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You may think you already know enough words, but sometimes knowing specialized words-words that are specific to a particular subject area-can give you an extreme advantage on tests, in job interviews, and in your everyday life. In fact, research shows that a well-developed vocabulary is the single most important characteristic linked to academic and career success. Why? Words are the conduits of thought and communication; your knowledge of and ability to use them wisely will define you in the years to come, both personally and professionally.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Top 20 Reasons Why You-Yes, You-Need a Better Vocabularyp. v
Pretest: How Much Do You Know?p. 1
Vocabulary Boot Camp: Just the Basicsp. 7
Person, Place, or Thing? Commonly Used Nounsp. 9
It's Alive! Vivid, Vibrant Verbsp. 17
Coming Close: Studying Synonymsp. 25
When Opposites Attract: Awesome Antonymsp. 33
What's the Difference? Handling Homophonesp. 39
Make It Real: Adding Adjectivesp. 49
Make It Real-Again: Time for Adverbsp. 57
In No Uncertain Terms: Specialized Vocabularies Everyone Needs to Knowp. 63
How Are You Feeling Today? Emotional Termsp. 65
Just the Facts, Ma'am: Mathematical Termsp. 71
Name That Tune: Musical Termsp. 77
On the Hunt: Job Search Termsp. 83
Sign on the Dotted Line: Contract Termsp. 91
Politics on Parade: Political Termsp. 97
The Weather Report: Meteorological Termsp. 103
Where in the World? Geographical Termsp. 109
Pieces and Parts: Mechanical Termsp. 115
Patron of the Arts: Humanities Termsp. 121
In the Doctor's Office: Medical Termsp. 127
The World Wide Web: Computer Termsp. 133
Does It Take Batteries? Electronic Termsp. 139
The Right Time and Place: Historical Termsp. 145
What's Cookin'? Culinary Termsp. 151
If You Build It: Construction Termsp. 157
Order in the Court: Legal Termsp. 163
Between Your Ears: Psychological Termsp. 169
It's Science: Scientific Termsp. 175
People-Watching: Anthropological Termsp. 181
Play Ball! Sports Termsp. 187
You Design It: Interior Design Termsp. 193
School Days: Educational Termsp. 199
Posttest: How Much Do You Know Now?p. 200
Answersp. 210
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