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Vocabbett


Jul 21, 2020

I started this episode of the Vocabbett podcast with a quick apology...The last episode wasn't up to my usual standards, and without making excuses, I wanted to share why! : ) 

After that, we returned to our regular vocabulary-boosting content! 

There are two sides to the coin when it comes to using stories to improve your vocabulary.

If you’re a seasoned Vocabbett listener, you’re probably familiar with the first: I write stories and weave “big” words into them.

Like immersion for learning a foreign language, this immerses you in the world of SAT words, painlessly and passively boosting your vocabulary.

But there’s another side to the coin: starting with the “big” word, and hearing its story.

The study of etymology is magical when it comes to boosting your vocabulary. And I swear, once you tap into this skill, words start to talk to you. They can’t wait to tell you what they mean!

You can only imagine how helpful that might be on, say, the SAT!

On This Episode:

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth

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