This book is an easy-to-use self-teaching tool for expanding one’s English vocabulary. 2,856 vocabulary words are presented in alphabetical order, 12 per chapter. Each word is defined, explained, and used in an illustrative sentence (often a quotation from a celebrity or historical figure). Pronunciations and parts of speech are included. Word games and puzzles, for reinforcement, appear at the end of each chapter. Includes: the best words for SATs and other standardized tests; power words for business and everyday conversation. Features: easy but thorough definitions and explanations; memorable (and often funny or enlightening) illustrative sentences; entertaining games and puzzles.