The Princeton Review Word Smart: Building a More Educated Vocabulary

Version: Unabridged
Author: Julian Fleisher , Adam Robinson
Narrator: Julian Fleisher , Adam Robinson
Genres: Language
Publisher: Living Language
Published In: August 2001
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Some interesting word facts:

• The word "noisome" had nothing whatsoever to do with noise.
• "Ordinance" and "ordnance" have two distinct meanings.
• An "errant" fool is a fool who is lost, while an "arrant" fool is one whose foolishness is obvious.

Word Smart II exposes hundreds of examples like these, so you will never be surprised by vocabulary again. All of the 848 entries in Word Smart II belong in an impressive vocabulary. Learning and using these words effectively can help you to get better grades, score higher on tests, and communicate more confidently at work.


• Concise, accurate definitions
• Great examples and stories that teach words in context
• Mnemonics to make it all stick

Reviews (1)


Written by Anonymous on May 11th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book will be very useful to peole with insomnia. Did not keep my attention. Maybe it was me but I could not find the humorous, irreverent style! It was like watching paint dry, would not recommend it.

Author Details

Author Details

Robinson, Adam

Robinson graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania before earning a law degree at Oxford University in England. He, a rated chess master, devised and perfected the now famous "Joe Bloggs" approach to beating standardized tests.