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Part I. A Word to the Wise > Chapter 3. Don't be a Word Wimp - Pg. 4

4 Chapter 3. Don't be a Word Wimp Word wimps stick to the words they know. They play it safe for fear of sounding foolish or risking ridicule by trying new words. Here's good news. YOU DON'T NEED A BIG VOCABULARY! You need the right vocabulary. You can speak and write powerfully by using small words effectively. Albert Einstein used very simple language to express even the most complex ideas. Are you a word wimp? If you answer "yes" to any of the following, this book can help you overcome your distrust of unfamiliar words and learn to use them to your advantage. Do you avoid: · Big words · People with big vocabularies · Newspapers, magazines and books · Writing memos and reports · Dictionaries