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Do you know the difference between phase and faze? If asked, would you be able to keep baleful and baneful straight? If not, don’t worry—you’re in good company. From homophones to homographs to misheard sayings, speakers of the English language must confront a number of tricky exceptions and frustrating pitfalls. The next time you want to use a clever turn of phrase, rest assured that you won’t have to wish it unsaid. Master some of the most common obstacles and avoid embarrassing missteps by taking your cue from 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles.
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To do well as they move on in their school careers, middle school students must become able readers and convincing writers. This book presents 100 words
that students are sure to encounter in middle school. The words have dictionary definitions and are shown in quotations from books that students read in
school and include on their lists of favorites. Many of the most distinguished and popular young-adult authors are quoted, from Lois Lowry and Jerry
Spinelli to J.K. Rowling and Wilson Rawls. Students will see why these authors chose these words, and why knowing these words can make such a difference!
Complete list of 100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know
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Americans love talking about food almost as much as they love eating it, and to describe it, the English language serves up an impressive spread of fascinating words. Each entry has a definition and pronunciation. Some entries are enhanced with recipes, and others have word history notes that tell surprising back-stories. Hip and informative, 100 Words for Foodies is one delight you won’t be able to resist. Take it to your next dinner party and you’ll see smiles all around.
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100 Words for Lovers provides both would-be and experienced lovers with the right words to get in the mood. Words used by famous lovers and writers, such as amorous and alluring, beguiling and bewitching, show lovers showering attention, tortured by infatuation, star-crossed, and full of ardor. Illustrated by quotations from poetry, fiction, movie and television scripts, as well as private letters, 100 Words for Lovers will seduce even the most reluctant and coldhearted.
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The latest in the best-selling 100 Words® series settles the score on 100 controversies and misconceptions about words with difficult or slippery pronunciations. Each word is presented in dictionary format, with a note explaining the pronunciation problem, how it arose, and why it is controversial. Both fun and informative, this book will appeal to those who don’t want to be the center of attention for the wrong reason.
Complete list of 100 Words Almost Everyone Mispronounces
You can hear many of these words pronounced on this podcast.
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A new addition to the best-selling 100 Words® series, this book showcases 100 words that some of our most important and beloved communicators have used to great effect in their efforts to make the world a better place. Informative entries and insightful quotations from people of many areas of human endeavor, past and present, work to make this volume a fascinating way to improve and reinforce a varied and versatile vocabulary.
Complete list of 100 Words to Make You Sound Great
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A popular title in the 100 Words® series, this book is an informative and entertaining resource that can help anyone be right on the money when looking for words that will make a point, seal the deal, or just keep folks listening. Chosen by the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries, these words will appeal to anyone who wants to be a more compelling communicator as a worker, consumer, advocate, friend, dinner companion, or even as a romantic prospect.
Complete list of 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart
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The fifth title in the popular 100 Words® series provides a fascinating look at the vocabulary of science and technology. Explained in nonscientific language and accompanied by expansive explanations, the words come from a wide variety of scientific fields of study. Most entries have boxed features containing fun facts and details demonstrating the significance of the word in science and everyday life. This book is sure to delight and inspire anyone interested in science and technology.
Complete list of 100 Science Words Every College Graduate Should Know
| ||100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know is sure to please anyone who enjoys the variety and richness of American English. From aesthetic to zenith and chortle to lagniappe, the words herein have been specially chosen by the Editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries for their unusual histories, interesting meanings, and appearance in literature. |
Complete list of 100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know
| ||The editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries have selected one hundred of the most commonly confused and misused words in the English language as the basis for the third title in the popular 100 Words series. This common-sense guide to some of the most troublesome bugbears, pet peeves, and faux pas of written and spoken English features advice from the renowned American Heritage Usage Panel. |
Complete list of 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses
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Freshmen encounter many new things in high schoolnew teachers, new friends, new subjects, new responsibilitiesand all are important to personal growth and success. But among the most challenging of these new experiences is the rapid growth of vocabulary, which will become increasingly sophisticated and complex in the years ahead. The best way to start high school is to be well prepared, and what better way to prepare than to have a varied and versatile vocabulary?
Complete list of 100 Words Every High School Freshman Should Know
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When the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries assembled their list of 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know, the response was overwhelming. The editors received so many requests to reproduce the list they decided to put it on the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt website. The site has since been visited by hundreds of thousands of curious minds.
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