Syllabus

This course is designed to help you improve your vocabulary skills dramatically in a short period of time. Vocabulary skill is indispensable to do well on any English language exams, such as the TOEFL, GRE and SAT. In this course, you will be able to memorize all the exam words, word parts (roots, prefixes and suffixes), synonyms and collocations (fixed expressions, phrasal verbs and compound words)

Roots, prefixes and suffixes, A-Z


The fast way to increase vocabulary is to learn the meaning of affixes and root words.  The root word is the primary lexical unit of a word as it carries the main semantic content. Affixes are word particles, and can be divided into prefixes and suffixes.  A prefix comes before the root word, and a suffix comes after the root word. Affixes and root words are the essential building blocks of many English words, so, if you know them, you can guess the meaning of a new word. Many of these building block words originate from Greek or Latin words. Knowing words from these origins is essential to unlock academic terms.


Roots

Introduction

Greek-Latin word particles with the same meanings


Prefixes


Suffixes

Exam words, A-Z

Exam words are words whose meanings are often tested in an These words are either common words with a few different meanings or uncommon words with fixed meanings. For the former case, you need to determine the proper meaning in the context. Given the sheer number of words that you need to memorize, we provide a short but pertinent meaning of each word and a few synonyms of the word.

C words
D words
E words
F words
G words
H words
I words
J-K words
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Words tested on the TOEFL


Synonyms

Many exam questions ask synonyms or antonyms of words, so it is worthwhile to memorize words based on their similarity in meanings.


Collocations

Introduction

Adjective +preposition

Noun + preposition

Verb + preposition

Preposition + noun

Idioms