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Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312573456, Paperback)
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.
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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 07 Jul 2011 19:45:04 -0400)
Explains the origins and meanings of terms that commonly appear in writing but rarely in conversation but that should be familiar to educated people, including such expressions as "archetype," "fungible," "quixotic," and "visage."
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