Vocabulary Building

VERBS
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  • abscond
    to depart secretly and hide oneself
  • inveigh
    to protest or complain bitterly or vehemently
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ADJECTIVES
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  • effete
    lacking character, vitality or strength
  • expansive
    in high spirits, generosity, or readiness to talk
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Flash cards represent a very old method of study drill. They economize study time while covering a great deal of material. Animation technology has brought flash cards to the internet and swept away the need for paper.

A weighty vocabulary can be difficult to maintain because many excellent words are useful only rarely. Powerful words can escape us over time by simple neglect. However, just as we practice yoga or piano, a short, regular routine can keep rare words fresh and ready at all times.

Help yourself to the random flash card drill on this page or go to the VERBS page or to the ADJECTIVES page to see a full list of selected power words.

Pick up a stack of index cards at the store and make your own old-time flash cards like these with words that you find interesting.