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Vocabulary Overview

Building a Better Vocabulary

There is a guy on ESPN named Stephen A. Smith that is known for his large lexicon and frequent use of big words on air. It is his signature move, although it does not necessarily make him sound smarter. Instead, you should look to build a better vocabulary to have more variance in your speech and communicate clearly with people. Here are some ways to improve.

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English Vocabulary Challenges

There are millions of words in the English language and that means that there are lots of things for you to learn. If you are going to learn every word, you are going to face an uphill battle that you will never win. Even getting through some of the tough words that people struggle with is going to give you fits. Here are a few of the words that challenge people the most in remembering what they are and how they are used.

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How To Pass Your Vocab Course

Vocabulary courses are heavily reliant on memory, but those that are not great at memorizing are behind the eight ball and need to find ways to adapt to meet the needs of class. For those students that struggle with memorization, there are lots of techniques that you can try to find one that works for helping you memorize vocab words. Here are a few suggestions of ways you can try to memorize words easier.

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The Words We Use The Most

If you were to take all of the words that we use in daily life and turn them into a word cloud, you would realize that there are a select group that we constantly use. They might not all work together because the words that we use the most are things that are modifying other rarer words, but you will start to see that the foundation of our language comes from simple words and not the bigger ones.

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  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Days, Months, and Seasons
  • Parts of the Body
  • Physical Descriptions
  • Professions
  • Telling Time
  • Temperature
  • Nationalities
  • Family Members