Ways in which one would improve ones vocabulary?

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(Original post by PQ)
And if you're really keen subscribe to the readers digest - they do a monthly test your vocab quiz thingy
Homer, to woman from Readers Digest: "Oh, I love your magazine. My favourite section is How to increase your word power. That thing is really, really... good. "
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come from good stock
like where? *looks up intellect providers*

NTL. Wanadoo. yahoo. BT. AOL... so many...
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Homer, to woman from Readers Digest: "Oh, I love your magazine. My favourite section is How to increase your word power. That thing is really, really... good. "
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I do resolve to consult a dictionary, the moment I am confronted by a word entirely alien to me; most of the time, however, I deduce meaning from context. I'd attribute my large vocabulary partly to a capacious brain-pan, but also to the fact that my memory simply functions in a manner conducive to assimilating vast quantities of information. Beyond what is inherent, however, I find there to be no better technique for introducing new words into one's vocabulary than simply looking them up, and then applying them in context. Only today, I managed 'fissiparous', 'ostensible' and 'pecuniary' in casual discussion. I didn't dare risk 'concomitant', but it nonetheless exemplifies the efficacy of my approach
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Listen to radio 4. Watch 'call my bluff' not my muff- ha!
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(Original post by Profesh)
I do resolve to consult a dictionary, the moment I am confronted by a word entirely alien to me; most of the time, however, I deduce meaning from context. I'd attribute my large vocabulary partly to a capacious brain-pan, but also to the fact that my memory simply functions in a manner conducive to assimilating vast quantities of information. Beyond what is inherent, however, I find there to be no better technique for introducing new words into one's vocabulary than simply looking them up, and then applying them in context. Only today, I managed 'fissiparous', 'ostensible' and 'pecuniary' in casual discussion. I didn't dare risk 'concomitant', but it nonetheless exemplifies the efficacy of my approach
It only really "exemplifies the efficacy" of your approach if you use the words correctly, in context and without sounding like a jack ass.
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(Original post by Profesh)
I do resolve to consult a dictionary, the moment I am confronted by a word entirely alien to me; most of the time, however, I deduce meaning from context. I'd attribute my large vocabulary partly to a capacious brain-pan, but also to the fact that my memory simply functions in a manner conducive to assimilating vast quantities of information. Beyond what is inherent, however, I find there to be no better technique for introducing new words into one's vocabulary than simply looking them up, and then applying them in context. Only today, I managed 'fissiparous', 'ostensible' and 'pecuniary' in casual discussion. I didn't dare risk 'concomitant', but it nonetheless exemplifies the efficacy of my approach
*cringe*
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Get a book called the superior persons book of words ( i think thats what its called...)
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(Original post by THE PROPHETOR!)
Hey guys...

Do any of yyou know of any books, ideas, etc...that would improve one's vocabulary? Any ideas?

Thanks

Jason
Words
Paul Dickson

ISBN:
0099311801

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watch university challenge and read lots and lots!
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if it hasn't been said ... word of the day
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(Original post by PQ)
Just read books/magazines/newspapers a LOT.

And if you're really keen subscribe to the readers digest - they do a monthly test your vocab quiz thingy
I got 11/15....is that good :confused:
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