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Word Power Made Easy

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This book is a vocabulary builder and I honestly thought it was going to be a boring, long endured effort to get through it. However, I found it highly engaging with little stories and passages along the way, as well as explanations about the Latin and Greek roots of certain English words.

With an extensive repertoire of mental workouts to develop the subtle nuance of English grammar and build upon an enriched network of vocabulary, this book brings together a succinct narrative to engage readers with the sole purpose of enhancing the use of words.The idea that Norman Lewis upholds in the entire book is “No Learning Words. But Learning the Ideas Behind the Words.” It is quite hard to guess what exactly he means by that initially, but as you leaf through the masterpiece, you realise that it is the ideas that you need to build your vocabulary, not a list of words. Lewis immediately responds to this topic by stating that there is enough evidence in favor of a close association between vocabulary and achievement. Put that into simple terms: more words are equal to more money. Read more: 50 Difficult words with meaning | Tips to remember them! Part Three: finishing with a feeling of complete success Chapter 14 – How to talk about common phenomena and occurrences As Robert Louis Stevenson once said, the world is full of many things, and it’s wonderful to be able to name at least some of them. This chapter introduces the terms ‘ephemerality’ and ‘cacophony,’ as well as ‘parsimonious’ and ‘opulent.’ Chapter 15 – How to talk about what goes on. The third time you would only take around 30 hours. This time you’ll be skimming the book and only unremembered words would take your major attention.

Norman Lewis exposes to us the world we would never have given a thought about, normally. If there’s a word we use, how did it come to existence, and from where. Lewis tells us the stories behind innumerable words which are hard to forget. You might have a faulty memory about remembering words, but the idea stays with you and so does the word.

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It is also a better way to learn them because the book correctly assumes that words can only be properly absorbed when they are placed in a specific context, which is how the majority of them are introduced. There is an anecdote about Calvin Coolidge, who, when he was the president of USA, was often called (though probably not to his face) ‘Silent Cal’. Word Power Made Easy: The Complete Handbook For Building A Superior Vocabulary is a superior reference book and guide that exerts all its efforts in making the content and its education more accessible and easy to use. This reissued edition contains revised content that is more attuned to the current idiomatic use of the English language and archaic analogies have been replaced through the book. The book is divided into three sections. A Young newspaper woman was sitting next to him at a banquet, so the story goes, and turned to him mischievously. This is the chapter to work with if you want to learn what “taciturn” or “garrulous” means and don’t want to sound “inarticulate” and “banal” the next time you’re out with your friends. Chapter 11: How to insult your adversaries

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