How does one go about studying the dictionary in order to improve one's vocabulary?

It doesn't seem practical to read page after page of a dictionary. That would take forever.

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  • 8 years ago
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    It doesn't seem practical to read page after page of a dictionary. That would take forever.

    ~~~ I used to open it anywhere and learn something new.

    In High School, there were books such as 'Six Weeks to Words of Power', and the like.

    But if you do not speak in the language that others can understand with a bit of thought, then you are just 'polishing your apples' when you use jargon/fancy words... No one likes that!

    Read, read, read something other than 'tweets'! Find something that is not superficial hollow crap!

    Read Homer's 'Odyssey', or some Edgar Alan Poe! Sherlock Holmes?

    Alan Watts? The list is endless! Like Samurai swordsmanship? Real about Miyamoto Musashi! Or his 'Book of Five Rings', (Go Rin No Sho) a book of strategy!

    To be educated requires work.

  • 8 years ago

    Reading books will improve your vocabularymore than reading a dictionary. If you want to study a dictionary, you don't read it like it was a novel, you pick a system (start with A, or flip through to any page then learn 5 NEW words on that page, etc. ) and then follow it.

  • 8 years ago

    Read books, lots of them. When you see a word you don't know look it up or write it down and check it later. When you learn new words try to use them in conversation or your own writing if they are appropriate.

  • 8 years ago

    read books and then write down the words you don't know and look them up, or just buy a set of flashcards of difficult vocabulary

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  • 8 years ago

    Waste of time idiots make all the money in this day in age.

  • 8 years ago

    i think you should read books

    they're way more memorable that way

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