Advancing Vocabulary Skills, 5/e

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Advancing Vocabulary Skills, 5/e

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  • Author: Eliza Comodromos & Paul Langan
  • SKU/ISBN: 978-1-59194-528-4
  • Year: 2018
  • Page count: 198
  • Reading level: 11-12
  • Weight: 1.2 lb
  • Availability: In stock
$11.90
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Overview

The best Vocabulary Series just got better--with three new editions and updated digital offerings. With its signature words-in-context approach and abundance of lively, varied, and engaging activities, the Vocabulary Series has helped countless students expand their working vocabulary. Featuring hundreds of fresh items, color photos, and updated design, this new print edition teaches 260 essential words and 40 common word parts suitable for students reading at grade levels 11-12.

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Key Features

 

An Intensive Words-in-Context Approach. Studies show that students learn words best by seeing them repeatedly in different contexts, not through rote memorization. The books present each word in at least six different contexts. Every encounter increases the chance that a word will become part of a student's permanent word bank.

Abundant Practice. In addition to the extensive practice in each chapter, there are unit tests and a crossword puzzle review. Moreover, most chapters repeat words from earlier chapters, allowing for even more reinforcement. And there are added tests in the Test Bank and the Online Learning Center. All this practice means that students learn in the best possible way: by working closely and repeatedly with each word.

Appealing Content. Dull practice materials work against learning. The lively content and clear and friendly style of the books make learning easier for students.

Emphasis on Key Words. In creating the Vocabulary Series, our editors combined teaching experience with a number of word frequency lists to determine the best words for each book. The result is a core of essential words, sequenced in order of difficulty, that are most helpful for students to know.

Realistic Pricing.  The books offer the highest possible quality at the lowest possible price: all of the 300-word books sell for no more than $11.90 net. The modest price means that the books can serve as inexpensive supplements for any reading or writing course.

Outstanding Supplements. Free supplements to adopters include a vocabulary placement test, an Instructor's Edition, a combined Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, and online assignments that teach as well as test.

Digital Options. This textbook can be bundled with Vocabulary Plus, a powerful online vocabulary-building program that brings ALL the content of our famously clear, user friendly, Vocabulary Series directly to your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Download a complete brochure to learn more, or visit the Learning Center.

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Word List

 

abrasive
adept
admonish
adroit
advocate
ambiguous
a-, an-
analogy
anima
annihilate
ante-, anti-
antipathy
antithesis
arch-, archy
assimilate
attrition
atrophy
auspicious
austere
autonomy
belligerent
ben-, bene-
berate
bibl-, biblio-
bolster
bureaucratic
charlatan
chide
chron, chrono-
-cian, -ian
-cide
circumvent
clandestine
coalition
cohesive
collaborate
commensurate
complement
connoisseur
connotation
conspiracy
constituent
contention
contingency
contrite
corroborate
criterion
culmination
de-
dec-
decorum
demeanor
denunciation
deplore
depreciate
deprivation
deride
derogatory
despondent
detriment
dexterous
diabolic
dilapidated
discreet
discretion
disparity
disseminate
dissident
dissipate
distraught
diverge
docile
dorm
dormant
duc, duct
-ee
egocentric
emanate
emancipate
embellish
emulate
-en
encompass
entrepreneur
equivocate
eradicate
esoteric
espouse
estrange
euphoric
exacerbate
exhilaration
exhort
exonerate
exorbitant
expedite
extenuating
extra-
extricate
fabricate
facetious
facilitate
facsimile
fastidious
fid
flamboyant
flout
foible
forestall
fortuitous
fraudulent
fritter
germane
gregarious
grievous
grotesque
heinous
hierarchy
hoist
holistic
homo-
homogeneous
idiosyncrasy
illicit
imminent
impeccable
impede
impending
imperative
impetuous
implement
impromptu
inadvertent
inane
incapacitate
inclusive
incongruous
indigenous
indiscriminate
indolent
infallible
inference
inherent
innocuous
innuendo
inquisitive
insidious
insinuate
instigate
integral
interrogate
intuition
inundate
irreparable
irrevocable
-ism
ject
jurisdiction
juxtapose
lethargy
liability
liaison
liber, liver-
log-, logue
lucid
macabre
magnanimous
mandate
masochist
maudlin
mesmerize
metamorphosis
meticulous
misconstrue
miss, mit
mitigate
mort
nebulous
nonchalant
notorious
nov
noxious
objective
oblivious
obsequious
obtrusive
oct-, octo-
omnipotent
opportune
optimum
orthodox
ostentatious
ostracize
-ous
pan-
panacea
paramount
perfunctory
permeate
phil-, phile
pinnacle
placebo
platitude
plight
poly-
precarious
precipitate
predisposed
preposterous
presumptuous
prim, prime
proficient
prognosis
proliferation
prolific
promiscuous
propensity
provocative
quandary
rancor
raucous
rebuke
recourse
recrimination
rect
redeem
regress
reinstate
reiterate
rejuvenate
relegate
relinquish
replete
reprehensible
repudiate
repugnant
resilient
reticent
retribution
retrospect
robust
rudimentary
sanction
scenario
scoff
scrupulous
sedentary
sensory
sham
solace
solicitous
sordid
spontaneous
sporadic
squelch
standardize
staunch
stigma
stint
stringent
subordinate
subsidize
subversive
superficially
superfluous
sur-
symmetrical
sym, syn
synchronize
tantamount
tempo, tempor
ten
tenacious
tenet
tenuous
terse
transgress
travesty
tumult
turbulent
ubiquitous
unassuming
unilateral
unprecedented
utilitarian
utopia
validate
vehement
venerate
ver
verbose
vicariousvindicate
vit, viv
voc, vok
vociferous
vol
yen
zealot
zenith


 

New Features include:

  • Hundreds of new items
  • Photos added to chapter readings
  • Updated digital content
  • Contemporary design
  • Broader, universal appeal for a wide range of readers
  • Resequenced chapter and test items

Supplementary Materials

Advancing Vocabulary Skills, 5/e includes the following supplements:

Print supplements can be obtained quickly by calling Townsend Press toll-free at (800) 772-6410, by sending a fax on school letterhead to 1-800-225-8894, or by e-mailing Customer Service at cs@townsendpress.com.