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Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know (Quick & Dirty Tips)by Mignon Fogarty
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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.
The latest offering in the 100 Words series from the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, this reference book allows high school students and adults alike to assess the strength of their vocabulary and to fill in any gaps they discover.
Ideal for juniors and seniors in high school as well as adults who want to see how their vocabulary skills stack up, 100 More Words Every High School Graduate Should Know is the latest book in the popular 100 Words series from the American Heritage Dictionaries and a sequel to the original title in the series (published in 2002). This book includes one hundred words of varying degrees of difficulty, representing the kinds of words high school students encounter in their classes and on standardized tests. From alacrity to zygote, with stops along the way at eponymous and lambent, the words are invariably intriguing and useful. Each entry includes the definition, pronunciation, and etymology, and often one or more quotations from classical and contemporary authors showing how the word is used in context.
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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