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    Vocabulary

    In Malaysia,it is important for a student to use as much as many vocabs to get merits in his or her essays.

    For examples,
    Using lethargic,fatigue or dead beat instead of using tired.
    Using fly into a fury,beside oneself with anger,livid instead of using angry.


    Now my problem is where can I find all these difficult words which are hardly used by a student in any webside?

    Any suggestion?


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    Re: Vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by abs View Post
    In Malaysia,it is important for a student to use as much as many vocabs to get merits in his or her essays.

    For examples,
    Using lethargic,fatigue or dead beat instead of using tired.
    Using fly into a fury,beside oneself with anger,livid instead of using angry.


    Now my problem is where can I find all these difficult words which are hardly used by a student in any webside?

    Any suggestion?
    tired - Synonyms from Thesaurus.com


    • Join Date: Apr 2007
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    #3

    Re: Vocabulary

    Any other alternative?


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    Re: Vocabulary

    You should buy advanced ESL books.
    Try and look for SAT and GRE word lists on the Internet - these are american exams, and many native speakers in their eighteens don't have that strong a vocabulary (all things being equal), eg. when it comes to formal synonyms.


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    Re: Vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois View Post
    You should buy advanced ESL books.
    Try and look for SAT and GRE word lists on the Internet - these are american exams, and many native speakers in their eighteens don't have that strong a vocabulary (all things being equal), eg. when it comes to formal synonyms.

    I need the initiative which does not cost me any money and can be found on the internet,thanks.


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    • Join Date: Apr 2007
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    Re: Vocabulary

    Hi,there! I use a "Dictionary of Difficult Words" which I bought from a local bookstore. It has helped me a lot in understanding "heavy" words.

    T Myla

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