This book by Wilfred Funk was the most important tool in helping to build, not only my vocabulary, but my love for words, and a richer understanding of our language, including where words come from, how they evolve, and the proper words to use in all types of situations. The way Funk structured this book doesn't just teach you words, but with each word you learn, he helps you unlock the meanings of several other words almost simultaneously. This enhances your language, vocabulary, and reading development exponentially. It also aids in your fluency and ease of expression. I don't know one person, professional or otherwise, who couldn't benefit from reading this book, which is more like a workbook. Within less than a couple of months you will be reading, conversing, and understanding on a level you never thought possible. This book should be standard in every school, from upper elementary to college.
This book will make you the leader of the pack.
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This book is not for the merely above average or even the top 10%: some chapters are clearly for the top one or two percent: the ivy leaguer. If you have mastered the trilogy of word mastery books: "Word Memory Power in 30 Days," "30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary" and "Word Power Made Easy", you may find some chapters even easy, but you will certainly still find sections of this book most challenging, consisting of mostly new words. Only one or two out of a hundred adults will know these words at all. Finishing this book will make you the leader of the pack. But don't even take this book on unless you have prepared yourself with the others first recommended above. This book is for the ivy league, pre-law, pre-medicine, etc. In terms of general vocabulary on a lofty level, it rarely ever gets much more challenging than this. - John Thor Newlander, Teacher of Communication Arts and English. 3/5/99
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