Vocabulary Dictionary and Workbook: 2,856 Words You Must Know

Vocabulary Dictionary & Workbook

Title:Vocabulary Dictionary and Workbook: 2,856 Words You Must Know
Dimensions:8.5 x 11 inches


Although reading is the best means of building a vocabulary, many people have asked for a complete vocabulary workbook with games and puzzles.

Vocabulary Dictionary and Workbook: 2,856 Words You Must Know includes all the words presented in both The Wizard of Oz Vocabulary Builder and The Pinocchio Intermediate Vocabulary Builder, plus a few more.

Each of the book�s 238 chapters consists of 12 words (each with pronunciation, part of speech, complete definition, and illustrative sentence), followed by entertaining games and puzzles.

Important Features of Vocabulary Dictionary and Workbook:

  • More words. Most vocabulary builders feature only about 1,000 words. Here, you�ll learn 2,856 words�almost three times as many!
  • Better definitions. Whereas definitions in other vocabulary builders are often skimpy (simply a synonym or two) or difficult to understand (because they include unfamiliar terms), the definitions here are more like friendly discussions. Each word is explained in a short, easy-to-read paragraph that includes the word�s exact meaning as well as, where appropriate, its connotation or implication.
  • Better illustrative sentences. Other vocabulary builders either don�t contain illustrative sentences or use ones that are dull and easily forgotten. The illustrative sentences here are often funny anecdotes or interesting tidbits concerning such realms as entertainment, sports, literature, history, science, music, and art. Many contain direct quotations�from historical figures and celebrities�that meaningfully employ the word in question.
  • Word games and puzzles. Many other vocabulary builders feature only a list of words with definitions. Here, each chapter is followed by word games and puzzles (matching, fill in the blank, etc.) that test your knowledge.
  • Reinforcement. When the meanings of new words are simply memorized from a list, they are easily forgotten. That�s why here, the definition of each word is doubly reinforced. After you learn a word�s meaning, you see it used in context in an amusing or interesting illustrative sentence. Then, you use it to answer a question in an entertaining game or puzzle.