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Unformatted text preview: out Computers • Learn the precise and accurate words to describe common online activities S E C T I O N 4 : B U I L D W O R D P O W E R I N S P E C I A L WA Y S Lesson 26: Words We’ve Adopted • Learn words brought into English from other languages— and sound like a sophisticated traveler • Pronunciation and usage tips to increase your foreign word power Lesson 27: Words That Really Mean Something Else • Learn vocabulary-building euphemisms to impress (or comfort) your listeners • Five good reasons to avoid saying exactly what you mean Lesson 28: Confused and Abused Words • Learn how to get unconfused by common word errors • Tips on how to avoid abusing words by using them too frequently and imprecisely 153 159 165 171 177 183 185 191 199 contents vii Lesson 29: Words about Words • Learn some of the most interesting words in the language • Reminders on avoiding some common bad vocabulary habits Lesson 30: Words with Extra Power • Learn new words with extraordinary precision and punch • Polish your writing and punctuate your speech w...
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