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iv Learning Objectives For: ..................................................................................................... viii Preface ............................................................................................................................... ix Introduction .......................................................................................................................... x 1. Your Vocabulary Goals ...................................................................................................... 1 I. A Word to the Wise ............................................................................................................ 2 2. Controlling Your Destiny .................................................................................................... 3 3. Don't be a Word Wimp ...................................................................................................... 4 4. Our Three Vocabularies .................................................................................................... 5 Rewards make Learning Worthwhile .............................................................................. 6 5. Tips for Learning New Words ............................................................................................. 7 II. Where did all those Words come From? ............................................................................. 8 6. It's All in the Family ........................................................................................................... 9 7. Old English: AD 450­1150 ............................................................................................... 10 8. Middle English: AD 1150­1500 ........................................................................................ 11 9. Modern English: AD 1500 to the Present .......................................................................... 13 10. English Today ............................................................................................................... 14 Exercise for Practice ................................................................................................... 14 III. Digging the Dictionary .................................................................................................... 15 11. What's in a Dictionary? .................................................................................................. 16 What Dictionary Should You Use? ............................................................................... 16 Exercise #1 for Practice ...................................................................................... 16 Facts about the Dictionary ........................................................................................... 17 12. Using the Dictionary Less and Enjoying It More ............................................................... 18 Exercise #2 for Practice .............................................................................................. 18 Exercise #3 for Practice .............................................................................................. 19 Exercise #4 for Practice .............................................................................................. 19