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Word Smart, Genius Edition by Julian Fleisher

Word Smart, Genius Edition

Building a Phenomenal Vocabulary

by Julian Fleisher

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4 Hrs. 46 Min.
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  2.8  Stars Based on 2 ratings
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Do you have a proclivity for using sesquipedalian words? Has your prose become ossified because you haven't augmented your vocabulary lately? Here's the perfect, pedagogical solution. Word Smart, Genius Edition teaches more than 150 of the most captivating and challenging words in the English language.

Perfect for professionals, college students, wordmongers, crossword puzzle devotees, and just plain show-offs, Word Smart, Genius Edition informs and instructs in a uniquely entertaining way. And because this is an audio program, you won't have to wonder about correct pronunciation or embarrass yourself when you try to impress others with your growing linguistic mastery.

This program features concise, accurate definitions; great examples and stories that teach words in context; and mnemonics to make it all stick.

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Reviewer LOLDavid
 February 17, 2006
Unbearably obnoxious. I was expecting a tolerable little course on some useful words I could use in my daily life. But Ms. Fleishe and Mr. Freedman have really outdone themselves and managed to create an ongoing dialogue of painful jokes that is worse than the worst of morning radio talk show babble. After two discs I could not listen anymore. They go back and forth segwaying between words and while a few of them might be useful, most of them are so quirkily “Genius” that I could never use them in a conversation. They repeat them in these ludicrous monologues of hackneyed standup routine characters, but they never spell the words out for you. If you can grin very easily and bear it, then maybe Word Smart is for you. But I found it intolerable.

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  • Published: 1997
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: W003094
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