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The most effective English language vocabulary builder available: this time-tested classic has helped millions achieve mastery of English and improve their communications skills in business, the classroom, and in life.

Word Power Made Easy
provides a simple, step-by-step method for increasing knowledge and mastery of the language. Arranged in thematic sections—on everything from how to flatter friends and insult enemies to how to talk precisely about science and medicine—the book is written in a lively, accessible, and often humorous style, presenting ideas and a method of broadening your knowledge as an integral part of vocabulary-building. The author delves into etymology to arm the reader to decode unfamiliar words, provides phonetic pronunciations, gives tips on avoiding common spelling errors, and offers useful sections on which fussy, old-fashioned grammar rules are valid and which are outdated or misguided and can be safely ignored. Loaded with helpful reviews, progress checks, and quizzes to reinforce the material, this classic resource—first published sixty years ago—has helped millions learn to speak and write with greater sophistication.

About the Author

Norman Lewis was born in 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, and died in 2006 in Whittier, California. He was an author, grammarian, lexicographer, and etymologist, and a leading authority on English-language skills. In addition to Word Power Made Easy, his many bestselling books include 30 Days to Better English, 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary, and several revised editions of Roget''s Thesaurus.

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RK
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Missing section of the book
Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2019
The book itself is great and goes over the basics of lexicon before talking about more advanced vocabulary. But I am forced to leave a one star review due to my book missing about 30 or so pages. I noticed this only after I started reading and noticed there were no... See more
The book itself is great and goes over the basics of lexicon before talking about more advanced vocabulary. But I am forced to leave a one star review due to my book missing about 30 or so pages. I noticed this only after I started reading and noticed there were no corresponding words and explanations for certain exercises only to realize the book jumps from 436 to pg 469 with the pages in between no where to be found. I can''t return the book as my window is closed but did not expect to have a missing section from the book.
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Helpful, but Outdated
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018
The book is helpful. I like that it''s more than a list of words, definitions, and exercises. It also includes other information on etymology and grammatical principles. However, this book was initially published in 1949, and it seems like various parts of the book have not... See more
The book is helpful. I like that it''s more than a list of words, definitions, and exercises. It also includes other information on etymology and grammatical principles. However, this book was initially published in 1949, and it seems like various parts of the book have not been updated to reflect current notions of society. For example, it is now widely accepted that both introverts and extroverts are equally "normal," but this book defines the most normal people as "ambiverts." Additionally, the opposite of a "male" is not necessarily a "female" (and, as a legal professional, I take issue with a lot of the other opposites--e.g. "working" is the opposite of "idle," instead of "not working"--but I get it, and I can let that go). For someone somewhat familiar with the words, this might not be a problem. For the unfamiliar, I would be wary of learning outdated concepts or definitions.
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Timothy H.
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Best Vocabulary Building Book
Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2018
I used this book in 1979 for a college class to increase my vocabulary. The protocols used are these best I’ve found that help you figure out the meaning of any word. It’s a classic book
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Highly recommended!
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2018
I read this book many years ago and it''s amazing that I still remember most of the words. That''s a testament to the techniques used in this book for helping its readers to permanently remember the words. I''ve given this book to my teenage daughter and she loves it (in an... See more
I read this book many years ago and it''s amazing that I still remember most of the words. That''s a testament to the techniques used in this book for helping its readers to permanently remember the words. I''ve given this book to my teenage daughter and she loves it (in an educational sort of way!). Word Power is (still!) the best vocab book on the market.
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Lynn
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Very satisfied
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2017
Pretty happy with this book. I have been working my way through it and the process and methods used within work. I needed a vocabulary workbook for adults, and this works great, although I think teenagers could benefit greatly from this as well. Do you want to improve... See more
Pretty happy with this book. I have been working my way through it and the process and methods used within work. I needed a vocabulary workbook for adults, and this works great, although I think teenagers could benefit greatly from this as well. Do you want to improve your vocabulary or just keep sharpening your skills and learning? Then get it.
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Yumi Kodama
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Superb, exceptional, and marvelous.
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2020
Especially since this March, I shop on Amazon vigorously. But I think this is my first time to write a review. This is the magnificent vocabulary book. I tried to increase my vocabulary so many times but everytime ended up giving up (I am from Japan). This one, I... See more
Especially since this March, I shop on Amazon vigorously. But I think this is my first time to write a review.

This is the magnificent vocabulary book. I tried to increase my vocabulary so many times but everytime ended up giving up (I am from Japan). This one, I managed to finish a whole book and learn tremendously. I believe that is because the author explains well so that a word logically makes sense etymologically.

If you are good at just memorizing random stuff, numbers or letters, then you probably would not need this book. You can study with an American vocab book (a quality is so shitty I was surprised) and succeed. But if you need a reason or logic for memorizing stuff, then this is the book you need.

As some reviewers commented, I have to admit that some notions in this book are anachronistic, especially if you live in South California. Definitely, I can tell the author was in social science academia, so he was liberal enough and sophisticated at his time; yet, I can see some archaic notions he introduces. Though, it did not really bother me.

This book is superb and exceptional, especially comparing to other American vocab books which are usually very poor quality.
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Emma Hardy
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Does All That it Claims
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2017
This book was recommended in my Kaplan GRE test book, and it has not disappointed. I just finished working my way through the entire thing, and it has been immensely helpful in expanding my vocabulary and giving me a much stronger understanding of word roots and... See more
This book was recommended in my Kaplan GRE test book, and it has not disappointed. I just finished working my way through the entire thing, and it has been immensely helpful in expanding my vocabulary and giving me a much stronger understanding of word roots and foundational etymology. Would definitely recommend!
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Good book, but the size is not very comfortable for reading
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2019
The book itself is good. However, it will definitely be more comfortable if it is a little bigger and thinner. A bit inconvenient to take with.
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Extensive and encouraging
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 11, 2019
If you spend time every day (I would recommend 2 sessions) you will succeed in learning many new words. Norman covers many different topics such as: Personality types, proffesions, etc. Norman uses the words, you''ve previously comprehended, later in the book. This solidfies...See more
If you spend time every day (I would recommend 2 sessions) you will succeed in learning many new words. Norman covers many different topics such as: Personality types, proffesions, etc. Norman uses the words, you''ve previously comprehended, later in the book. This solidfies the words in your mind; it always brought a smile. Love this book and would highly recommend to anyone interested in increasing their vocabulary.
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andmyr
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This book is great. Do you want to increase your vocabulary
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 30, 2016
This book is great. Do you want to increase your vocabulary, but are struggled with finding good strategies for doing so. Well, look no further. This book is divided into chapters explaining new words and its roots, using different techniques to help you increase your...See more
This book is great. Do you want to increase your vocabulary, but are struggled with finding good strategies for doing so. Well, look no further. This book is divided into chapters explaining new words and its roots, using different techniques to help you increase your vocabulary. The author stresses that you must set and stick to a time plan. Set goals. I try to delve into a new chapter every day, but the important thing is finding a pace that suits you.
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Chris Fyt
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Although its a good effort it contains too many unussual and uncommon words ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2018
Although its a good effort it contains too many unussual and uncommon words that is very rare to use. So except really advanced students this book can hardly help all the others.
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Sally
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Ideal study aid and reference tool
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 25, 2020
This is a must buy for anyone who cares about English, or wants to develop their vocabulary. The sections support self study and the built in assessments offer immediate feedback as well as motivating further study. It can also be used as a quick reference tool.
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Shubham Dwivedi
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Norman Lewis knows how to teach vocabulary in a way that helps new words stick.
Reviewed in India on October 20, 2018
Norman Lewis knows how to teach vocabulary in a way that helps new words stick. In Word Power Made Easy, he does this in several ways: 1. New words are divided into thematic chapters that make it easy to draw connections between the words. 2. He uses etymology as the...See more
Norman Lewis knows how to teach vocabulary in a way that helps new words stick. In Word Power Made Easy, he does this in several ways: 1. New words are divided into thematic chapters that make it easy to draw connections between the words. 2. He uses etymology as the scaffold to help build a knowledge of many related words simultaneously. 3. All words are reviewed multiple times in exercises throughout the book that use a variety of ways to measure recall and understanding.
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