Distinguishing Words: Vocabulary Choices for Readers and Writers

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Oktober 2002



"Distinguishing Words" offers a unique alternative to traditional vocabulary books by approaching vocabulary acquisition through the study of synonym groups rather than words lists or through Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes. By learning new vocabulary through the study of synonym groups, readers relate new words to a centrally shared meaning, learn the definition of each individual word in the group, and compare meaning between the words. This structure allows readers to distinguish between words to make critical, correct vocabulary choices whenever they speak, read, or write. Each chapter presents a list of synonymous nouns, adjectives, and verbs as new words for study. Utilizing lessons, exercises, readings, and discussion questions, "Distinguishing Words" gives readers the tools they need to not only sharpen their vocabularies but also to decipher shades of meaning. For those interested in developing their vocabulary skills.


Each chapter includes "Practice Exercises," "Reading the New Words," "Activities for Discussion," "Activities for Writing," and "Review." PART I. Chapter 1. Synonyms: Sharpening Your Vocabulary Skills. Denotation and Connotation. Discriminating Vocabulary. Lesson 1: Nouns: Beginner, Novice, Apprentice, Neophyte, Tyro. Lesson 2: Verbs: Persuade, Induce, Prevail. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Careful, Meticulous, Scrupulous, Punctilious. Chapter 2. Lesson 1: Nouns: Gourmet, Gourmand, Glutton, Epicure, Bon Vivant. Lesson 2: Verbs: Refrain, Abstain, Forbear. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Deadly, Mortal, Fatal, Lethal. Chapter 3. Lesson 1: Nouns: Readiness, Ease, Facility, Dexterity. Lesson 2: Verbs: Yield, Submit, Capitulate, Relent, Defer. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Talkative, Loquacious, Garrulous, Voluble, Glib. Chapter 4. Lesson 1: Nouns: Follower, Adherent, Disciple, Partisan. Lesson 2: Verbs: Incite, Foment, Abet, Instigate. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Diligent, Industrious, Assiduous, Sedulous. Chapter 5. Lesson 1: Nouns: Pseudonym, Pen Name, Nom De Plume, Alias, Nom de Guerre, Incognito. Lesson 2: Verbs: Embarrass, Discomfit, Abash, Disconcert, Rattle, Faze. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Immoral, Amoral, Unmoral, Nonmoral. Chapter 6. Lesson 1: Nouns: Nerve, Audacity, Temerity, Hardihood, Effrontery. Lesson 2: Verbs: Discuss, Debate, Argue, Dispute. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Vociferous, Clamorous, Blatant, Strident, Boisterous, Obstreperous. Chapter 7. Lesson 1: Nouns: Aristocracy, Oligarchy, Plutocracy, Theocracy. Lesson 2: Verbs: Adopt, Embrace, Espouse. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Detrimental, Deleterious, Pernicious, Noxious, Baneful. Chapter 8. Lesson 1: Nouns: Qualm, Scruple, Compunction, Misgiving. Lesson 2: Verbs: Malign, Defame, Vilify, Slander, Libel. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Belligerent, Bellicose, Pugnacious, Combative, Quarrelsome, Contentious. Chapter 9. Lesson 1: Nouns: Pathos, Poignancy, Bathos. Lesson 2: Verbs: Ridicule, Mock, Taunt, Deride. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Banal, Insipid, Vapid, Inane. Chapter 10. Lesson 1: Nouns: Atheist, Agnostic, Deist, Freethinker, Infidel. Lesson 2: Verbs: Assent, Consent, Acquiesce, Accede, Subscribes. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Frank, Candid, Blunt, Ingenuous. Chapter 11. Lesson 1: Nouns: Difference, Disparity, Discrepancy, Inconsistency. Lesson 2: Verbs: Lie, Fib, Equivocate, Prevaricate. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Artificial, Synthetic, Faux, Ersatz. Chapter 12. Lesson 1: Nouns: Ideal, Exemplar, Archetype, Prototype. Lesson 2: Verbs: Escape, Elude, Evade, Shun, Eschew. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Silent, Taciturn, Secretive, Reserved. Chapter 14. Lesson 1: Nouns: Cynic, Pessimist, Misanthrope, Misogynist. Lesson 2: Verbs: Relieve, Allay, Alleviate, Assuage, Mitigate. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Favorable, Auspicious, Propitious. Chapter 15. Lesson 1: Nouns: Wit, Humor, Irony, Sarcasm, Satire, Repartee. Lesson 2: Verbs: Reveal, Disclose, Divulge, Betray. Lesson 3: Adjectives: Contemporary, Contemporaneous, Coeval, Synchronous, Simultaneous. PART II. WORDS FROM OTHER LANGUAGES, NEW WORDS, AND WORDS COMMONLY CONFUSED. Chapter 16. The Contributions of Latin to English: Words and Phrases From Latin. Chapter 17. The Influence of French: Lesson Words. Chapter 18. Words from Around the World: Lesson Words. Chapter 19. Eponyms: People's Names as Words: Words and Phrases from People's Names. Chapter 20. New Words in English: Neologisms: Lesson Words. Chapter 21. Words for Computer and Internet Use: Computer and Internet Terms: Lesson Words. Chapter 22. Words Often Misused or Confused: Lesson Words. Appendix A. Greek and Latin Roots in English. Appendix B. Greek and Latin Prefixes in English. Appendix D. Internet Vocabulary Resources. Answers to Practice Exercises. Words Taught in Distinguishing Words.
EAN: 9780205309269
ISBN: 0205309267
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2002
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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