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Grow Your Word Power:301 Useful Vocabulary Terms
Published by H.E. Colby, 2014.
While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this book, the publisher assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
GROW YOUR WORD POWER:301 USEFUL VOCABULARY TERMS
First edition. August 30, 2014.
Copyright © 2014 H.E. Colby.
Written by H.E. Colby.
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10 Tips to Successfully Grow Your Vocabulary
UNIT 1: BUSINESS and INDUSTRY
UNIT 2: LAW and GOVERNMENT
UNIT 3: ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT
UNIT 4: SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY
UNIT 5: TRAVEL and TOURISM
UNIT 6: SOCIETY
UNIT 7: MEDIA and PUBLISHING
UNIT 8: JOBS and EDUCATION
UNIT 9: HOBBIES and LEISURE
UNIT 10: POT LUCK
THANK YOU FOR READING
ANSWERS TO EXERCISES
About the Author
To Noel, Alex, Heather, Melissa, and Winn with love.
Grow Your Word Power: 301 Useful Vocabulary Terms is written to quickly and easily give you a broader and richer vocabulary.
Research indicates a powerful vocabulary is a predictor of both personal and professional success.
Unfortunately, a strong vocabulary is a persistent problem for many students of English (and native speakers!).
Rightly or wrongly, your friends, colleagues and clients judge your intelligence and competence based on the vocabulary you use.
Grow Your Word Power: 301 Useful Vocabulary Terms provides you a sophisticated lexicon which can be used in conversations as well as documents.
Remember, income and vocabulary size are correlated. That is, every word you add to your vocabulary is like a deposit you make in your bank account.
Get started today to increase your word knowledge as well as your personal and professional success at the same time!
H. E. Colby
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Grow Your Word Power: 301 Useful Vocabulary Terms will help you not only increase your vocabulary, but also allow you to use sophisticated English confidently in a variety of situations.
This book is designed for easy self-study. Each of the 30lessons can be completed in a single sitting, approximately 20 minutes. The guide is a perfect companion to your English studies in the classroom.
Plus, you get a bonus word – the 301st word – at the end of the text!
Each lesson includes ten (10) keywords drawn from everyday life. These words are defined and relative parts of speech and usage are provided.
Exercises follow these definitions. Each is designed to test your comprehension of the new words and to illustrate their use in context. You will find the solutions to these exercises in the back of the book.
A special bonus section below is “10 Tips to Successfully Grow Your Vocabulary.” These are tips drawn from my years of experience teaching vocabulary to my students.
The 30 vocabulary lessons are divided into 10 units with three (3) sub-units.
Here is a summary of the 10 units:
Unit 1: Business and Industry – General Business, Stock Market, International Trade and Finance
Unit 2: Law and Government – Criminal and Civil Court, War and Peace, Public Policy
Unit 3: Arts and Entertainment – All the World is a Stage, Literature, Music
Unit 4: Science and Technology – Environment and Energy, Health and Medicine, Internet and Computers
Unit 5: Travel and Tourism – Clear for Takeoff!, Cruising the Seven Seas, Hotel and Restaurant
Unit 6: Society – History, Poverty and Wealth, World Views
Unit 7: Media and Publishing – Newspaper Empire, Marketing, Publishing
Unit 8: Jobs and Education – Career, Knowledge, Success
Unit 9: Hobbies and Leisure – Sports and Fitness, Games, Pursuits
Unit 10: Pot Luck – Architecture, Men and Women, Town and Country
Don’t forget the bonus word at the end of the book!
Use your new words with confidence without making embarrassing mistakes!
Research indicates a smart and powerful vocabulary not only is essential in crafting powerful and engaging speech and writing, but is an effective means to increase your income!
Use Grow Your Word Power: 301 Useful Vocabulary Terms to impress your friends and colleagues starting today!
Achieve the personal and professional success you seek!
Read, read, and read!
Read extensively and find thousands of new words and grammar patterns, which help you predict what words, may come next.
Establish a routine and stick to it!
Build a stronger vocabulary word by word and day by day. Practice routinely.
Keep a vocabulary notebook.
Write all words, definitions, synonym, antonym, and related words.
Create flashcards online.
Review your new words every week.
Learn new words in context.
Research shows most words are learned from context. Copy the sentence or short part of the paragraph into your notebook where you found the word.
Make associations with the words
. Connect your new words with pictures or with other words, events, professions, etc.
Make sure you pronounce the word correctly.
Visit an online dictionary and usually you have the opportunity to click and listen to the pronunciation of the word.
Take vocabulary tests online.
Find out how much know so far. Measure your progress and make adjustments to your study routine.
Play word games like Boggle or Scrabble online.
Even consider crossword puzzle. Any word game forces you to rely on your recent study of words. You may even learn new ones!
Get excited about words!
Building your vocabulary is a lifelong practice. Be curious about words and how you use them. A good vocabulary will help you obtain both personal and professional goals!
adj. – adjective
adv. – adverb
n. – noun
v. – verb
accretion, amortization, collateral, dynamic, escrow, foreclosure, outsourcing, proprietor, revenue, venture capital
DEFINITIONS and EXAMPLES
– n – gradual or slow increase in value of something
The bank is committed to the accretion of shareholder value.
Parts of speech: (adj.) - accretive
– n – paying small regular amounts to reduce a loan
The amortization of the candy-wrapping machine saved the company a lot of money.
Parts of speech: (v.) - amortize
– n – something of value for debt
The farmer used his house and farm as collateral for the bank loan.
– adj. – full of energy and ideas
Bartolo Brothers is always looking for dynamic new associates.
– n - a deed, money, or other property held by a neutral third party for a specified period or until the occurrence of a condition or event.
The landlord deposits our rent into an escrow account.
– n - taking back property because the money owed for the property has not been paid
First City Bank warned the diner of foreclosure if payment was not received by noon today.
– n – sending work or services to done outside the company
L&L Computers decided on outsourcing for its technical support department.
Parts of speech: (v.) outsource
– n- owner of a business or property
The proprietor of the diner did not pay the bank loan.
– n – amount of money made by a company for selling its products or service
If Twisty Dip Ice Cream does not increase revenue, it will have to fire employees.
– n- money given to start up companies in return for long-term growth potential
Babble Electronics used over $1 million in venture capital to create a new smartphone.
EXERCISE A. Complete the following sentences with the best word from the list. Use each word only once.
accretion, dynamic, foreclosure, revenue, venture capital
1. The startup firm desperately needed ___ from investors to expand.
2. Marta was ___ in the meeting with the client by answering all of their questions without notes.
3. Henri planned on the ___ of land value in order to gain any profit.
4. The small accounting firm just was unable to increase ___ to avoid (5.) ___ from the bank.
EXERCISE B . Choose the word from the list that best expresses the opposite meaning of the word or phrase below.
proprietor, outsourcing, escrow, collateral, amortization
1. in-house customer care: ___
2. renter: ___
3. debt or penalty: ___
4. instant delivery of funds: ___
5. property that is not promised: ___