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Home > Library Resources > Word Power

Word Power

Author: Meg F. Schneider

Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster, c1997.
Description: xx, 297 p.: ill.; 24 cm.
ISBN: 0684841541 (alk. paper)

Location: KCC Library - Reserve Collection (Circulation Desk)
Call Number: PE1449 .S345 1997

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Vocabulary Problems, exercises, etc.

Summary
Kaplan Word Power includes: • 750 must-know words • Engaging lessons to help you use words in context • 55 practice quizzes to test your skills • Helpful tips and strategies for figuring out new words, word roots, and more • Key words used on standardized tests like the SAT® and GRE®

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Power of Word Power Lessons - vii
Power Up: So You Want A Power Vocabulary - ix

Section I: WORDS YOU REALLY OUGHT TO KNOW

Lesson 1: Would You Abdicate or Advocate? - 3
Lesson 2: Climb Every Mountain - 9
Lesson 3: Peaceniks - 13
Lesson 4: Love Me, Love My Writing - 17
Lesson 5: Was She a Diva or a Dupe? - 23
Lesson 6: Eric the Eccentric - 27
Lesson 7: Send in the Clones - 33
Lesson 8: Her Lucky Break - 37
Lesson 9: Slumming It - 43
Lesson 10: Justin Time - 47
Lesson 11: Everyone Knows It's Windy - 53
Lesson 12: Safari, So Good - 57
Lesson 13: To Catch a Thief - 63
Lesson 14: Drain, Baby, Drain! - 67
Lesson 15: A Provincial Precept or a Pretentious Precept? - 71
Lesson 16: Is Randi Raucous, Resilient, or Resplendent? - 75
Lesson 17: Is Chris's Attitude Stoic or Sardonic? - 79
Lesson 18: Politics -- Tedious or Odious? - 85
Lesson 19: Was Tanya's Tryst a Torturous Travesty or Just Trite? - 89
Lesson 20: Is Van Virulently Verbose? - 93

Section II: HARDER WORDS YOU REALLY OUGHT TO KNOW

Lesson 21: With Accolades or Accouterments? - 99
Lesson 22: Is This Therapist Assiduous, Ascetic, or Apoplectic? - 103
Lesson 23: Was the Bathos Bilious? - 109
Lesson 24: Was the Conflagration Chemical or Chimerical? - 115
Lesson 25: Is a Diaspora a Deleterious Debacle? - 119
Lesson 26: Is Diurnal Ennui Endemic in Transylvania? - 123
Lesson 27: Is Erik Erudite or Ethnocentric? - 127
Lesson 28: The Garrulous Gamin Also Gesticulated! - 131
Lesson 29: Can Homeopathy Cure an Ignominious Past? - 137
Lesson 30: Libidinous Libations or Military Machinations? - 143
Lesson 31: A Mirthful or Miasmic Milieu? - 147
Lesson 32: Is Natalie the Nonplussed Neophyte? - 151
Lesson 33: Is the Panegyric an Opus in Patois? - 157
Lesson 34: A Perfidious or Phlegmatic Plebeian? - 161
Lesson 35: Is Protean Paulo Also Punctilious? - 167
Lesson 36: Is a Raffish and Ribald Repartee Enough? - 173
Lesson 37: Will Sasha Sally Towards a Sagacious Story? - 177
Lesson 38: Is Sy a Stalwart Spelunker, or a Simpering Sycophant? - 181
Lesson 39: Is Tendentious Todd Temporizing? - 187
Lesson 40: Is Zaftig Zillia Like a Zephyr? - 193

Section III: REALLY HARD WORDS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW

Lesson 41: Is Angie's Agathism the Opposite of Atheism? - 199
Lesson 42: Is the Arriviste Bilious or Atrabilious? - 201
Lesson 43: Does Bibulous Braggadocio Befit a Bellwether? - 205
Lesson 44: Did the Claque Clap at the Clique's Canard? - 209
Lesson 45: Did David Desire a Demimonde or a Demitasse? - 213
Lesson 46: Ellie Rules with Eclat and Eclairs! - 217
Lesson 47: Is Gregory a Galoot or a Grig? - 221
Lesson 48: Evan, Inured to the Ineluctable and Ineffable! - 225
Lesson 49: Lachrymose Logan Loved Leanna - 229
Lesson 50: Did Marty's Minions Mouth a Moue or a Moo? - 233
Lesson 51: Is Pappas a Parvenu? - 237
Lesson 52: Phillipe, the Proselytizing Poltroon - 241
Lesson 53: Were the Satraps Sequacious or Loquacious? - 245
Lesson 54: Thomas -- Not a Temararious Tatterdemalion - 249
Lesson 55: Did Willow Welter, Wither, or Winnow? - 253

Appendix: Root Juice - 257

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