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Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know (Quick & Dirty Tips)

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ISBN13: 9780312573454
ISBN10: 0312573456
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Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary—one word at a time—with Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know.

Not sure whether your post-high school vocabulary is up to snuff? This handy reference guide is a great starting point for ensuring you know the words that will help you impress your college professors, hold your own among your peers, write killer papers, and simply sound articulate—a skill that will benefit you for years to come.

Full of clear, straightforward definitions and fun quotations from luminaries such as J.D. Salinger and Susan B. Anthony, to characters such as Marge and Homer Simpson, this highly-useable guidebook gives you the confidence to succeed and sets you up for a lifetime of success. 

Synopsis:

The SATs might be behind you but that doesnt mean having an advanced vocabulary no longer matters.
 
You could spend months reading the dictionary, but why bother when Grammar Girls Mignon Fogarty has expertly compiled a list of 101 frequently-used words that seem to pop up everywhere from newspapers articles to popular novels to political speeches. Each word entry contains a clear, straightforward definition along with a sample sentence of the word being used correctly in context.

With Grammar Girls 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know you wont just sound smarter, youll be smarterone word at a time.

About the Author

Mignon Fogarty, the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network, is also the author of the New York Times bestselling GRAMMAR GIRL'S QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS FOR BETTER WRITING and THE GRAMMAR DEVOTIONAL.  Her straightforward, bite-sized tips on grammar have led to features in the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and an appearance on Oprah. She lives in Reno, Nevada.

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kindersteele, October 26, 2011 (view all comments by kindersteele)
I liked this book because it gives easy definitions, sample sentences and fun quotations for familiar words that you might use or might have used, but maybe you weren't completely sure of the definition, like "chronic," "mandate," "ubiquitious," "schadenfreude," and a few I never use: hegemony, nadir and profligate.

As the back of the book says, it's a handy reference guide and great starting point for ensuring that you know these words, can sound articulate, write killer papers and hold your own among your peers.

I recommend it for yourself or a high school student.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312573454
Author:
Fogarty, Mignon
Publisher:
Griffin
Author:
on Fogarty
Author:
Mign
Subject:
Word Lists
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.11 x 5 x 0.35 in

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The SATs might be behind you but that doesnt mean having an advanced vocabulary no longer matters.
 
You could spend months reading the dictionary, but why bother when Grammar Girls Mignon Fogarty has expertly compiled a list of 101 frequently-used words that seem to pop up everywhere from newspapers articles to popular novels to political speeches. Each word entry contains a clear, straightforward definition along with a sample sentence of the word being used correctly in context.

With Grammar Girls 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know you wont just sound smarter, youll be smarterone word at a time.
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