Author: Merriam-Webster Inc. Edition: 11
Total words: 92056 Grade:
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary contains over 225,000 definitions, phrases, idioms, and usage examples. Dictionary definitions include pronunciations, etymologies, derivatives and illustrations, as well as, links to related words and definitions.
Author: Random House Reference Edition: 2nd
Total words: 167746 Grade:
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Author: David A. Herzog Edition: 1
Total words: 1769 Grade: 4
How's your vocabulary? Is it okay, pretty good, or exceptional? Whatever your answer to these questions, this is the book for you. For those whose vocabulary ranges from okay to pretty good, here is the opportunity to improve it. The main content is grouped into sets of words that have been taken from the SAT and GRE examinations over the past 10 years. These approximately 1,500 words are expected by the examiners to be familiar in one form or another to college and graduate school applicants. They need to become familiar to you, too. If your vocabulary is exceptional, this is the opportunity to see whether you really understand what the words you think you know mean and whether you can correctly use them in a sentence. Each word comes complete with a label indicating its part of speech, at least one definition (often more), and usually at least two sentences using the word. Most entries also include synonyms and other forms of the word, such as past tense and gerund forms (for verbs) and adverbial and noun forms (for adjectives). Following each group of vocabulary words is a matching test so that you can check what you’ve just studied.