100 More Words Every High School Graduate Should Know
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 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 showing how the word is used in context.
Compiled by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, this four-part series helps teens expand their understanding of key vocabulary terms, while studying the etymology and correct usage of important words. Each volume contains a nice balance of key words and terms from A to Z, along with an additional collection of words that are related to a specific field of study such as science or religion. In addition, each book also identifies how each word is classified grammatically and should be pronounced. This series features easy-to-read print; however, it has no illustrations. 84 pgs unless noted, pb. ~ Mike