- Paperback: 134 pages
- Publisher: Mayfield Publishing Company; 1st edition (September 1960)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0874840538
- ISBN-13: 978-0874840537
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 115 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms 1st Edition
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Despite being purchased solely as part of a class requirement, this book has become one of my favorite possessions. You really can garner a much better understanding of the vocabulary being used around you if word roots are taken into account. Knowing word roots doesn't necessarily give you the exact meaning of every word, but it absolutely helps with understanding words that you are unfamiliar with, or seeing how a particular word most likely formed.
I would highly recommend this book for anyone looking into/ currently studying any form of science or English as it will help to make new vocabulary words a bit less daunting and most likely improve the size of your overall vocabulary.
It should be noted that this dictionary isn't for the average user. This dictionary is for individuals who have a specific use for it. I would say the intended use is for those in the medical and science field as it has special sections devoted to those fields. As I linguist, I have found to be an excellent book to use as a quick reference to define words simply by their roots and prefixes. I recommend this dictionary to someone who wants to explore the meaning of words without having to use a traditional dictionary to do. This handy little book (under 300 pages), makes finding the definitions of complex words a cinch.