Improving your Vocabulary
Improving your own vocabulary
The single best thing to do in attempting to improve your vocabulary and speaking skills is to read. Read a book, a newspaper, a magazine, read anything of your own choosing.
When you come across an unfamiliar word, consult a dictionary. It can be a pocket dictionary from the local discount store, a collegiate dictionary, an encyclopedic dictionary or one of the many on line versions.
Look the word up, apply the definition to what you are currently reading.
Apply the meaning to other situations that you can use it in.
Look for ways to work it into your conversation or your writing.
Read, read and read some more.
Readers Digest has a column , with a quiz, devoted to this very endeavor.
The dictionary is a tool for readers and for writers alike. Get comfortable using it.
Practice what you have learned.
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