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Book details
  • Genre:LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Word Conundrum Vocabulary Challenge Vol. 2
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:214
  • eBook ISBN:9781626750357

The Word Conundrum Vocabulary Challenge

Building a Versatile Vocabulary Through Amusement

by Dr. Gary Solomon

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Overview
I was functionally illiterate until I reached the tenth grade. At that time I was fifteen years old. Until that period I could read a few words, spell even fewer words and could not write at all. In fact, to this day I am only able to illegibly print, the remnant of a trick I used to hide my inability to spell. In spite of my academic deficiencies which shadow me to this day, I acquired a fascination for words and their meanings. By the time I finished my second master’s degree I accumulated somewhat of a Buckley-esque vocabulary. However, forging a comprehensive vocabulary took a great deal of time and work and a lot of sweat and tears.
Description
I was functionally illiterate until I reached the tenth grade. At that time I was fifteen years old. Until that period I could read a few words, spell even fewer words and could not write at all. In fact, to this day I am only able to illegibly print, the remnant of a trick I used to hide my inability to spell. In spite of my academic deficiencies which shadow me to this day, I acquired a fascination for words and their meanings. By the time I finished my second master’s degree I accumulated somewhat of a Buckley-esque vocabulary. However, forging a comprehensive vocabulary took a great deal of time and work and a lot of sweat and tears. Now, a college psychology professor and author of several books, I decided to create and encourage a fun and entertaining way of introducing new and interesting words into your vocabulary. To accomplish this I have authored The Word Conundrum Vocabulary Challenge. In The Word Conundrum Vocabulary Challenge you will find words and ideas that will make you smile and facilitate the process of learning new vocabulary. The Word Conundrum Vocabulary Challenge gives you the opportunity to become a wordsmith. Take the time to read each entry. Analyze what I have written. Some words may not be challenging. Good for you. Others may stump you. Use the dictionaries on-line to learn the definition of each word that you cannot identify. Then commit the word to memory, all in the context of having a little fun.
About the author
Dr. Solomon is a professor of psychology at the College of Southern Nevada. He prides himself on being a 'wordsmith' and receives great enjoyment when he learns a new word. The Word Conundrum Joke Challenge was written to make learning new vocabulary words interesting and fun. Dr. Solomon is the creator of the trademarked term 'Cinematherapy'® and he was the first to write about using movies as therapy. He has lectured all over the world and has been on TV, Radio and written media. He can be viewed on You Tube. Visit Dr. Solomon's websites and facebook page.
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