words defined in 'Pop Vocabulary Book'
people do not know the meaning of the
word lethologica. Luckily, if you are
one of those people, "The Pop Vocabulary
Book" by Nick Camas is for you.
the temporary inability to remember a
word or name," is a problem for many.
That as well as almost 1,900 other words
is defined in this user-friendly tool
for aspiring wordsmiths.
book is geared toward college students
who want to increase their vocabulary,
but don't want to spend hours poring through
an unabridged dictionary.
Pop Vocabulary Book" is well designed
with an easy to read format and the definitions
include only the most prevalent uses.
people, such as ardent readers, students
or professionals, admire the rich, sharp,
powerful verbal proficiency of celebrated
novelists, journalists, speechwriters
and media personalities who use language
at the highest level," Camas said.
"By producing and condensing my own
word list, I've developed an easy, efficient
way to expand and enrich your vocabulary."
apple-knocker to yokel, zealot to aficionado,
the author compiled foreign, slang, humorous
and contemporary words in a way that makes
them easy to remember, and allows the
reader to use the right word in every
book is more valuable than a dictionary
because "nobody is going to buy a
dictionary and start reading from the
letter 'a'," he said. Aside from
being an author Camas was educated as
a lawyer, and is a pianist.
could not think of a word that is misused
the most, but the book is valuable for
those who are concerned about misuse of
slang words, of which the definitions
are not readily available.
said that the book, which can be bought
on-line as well as in many bookstores,
has the potential to be a best seller
because of its "efficient and convenient"
format and its reasonable price, $9.95.
an unmarried resident of Seal Beach, said
that his favorite word in the book is
"mousemilking: the investment of
maximum time and effort for minimum return,
as on a business venture or an academic
is] funny sounding, clever and reflects
real life. It is a word that people can
book is in its third printing because
of recent sales appeal but Camas said
no changes were made to the book since
its original printing in 1996.
was inspired to write the book because
he could not find an effective way to
study vocabulary. He spent 10 months choosing
words from dictionaries, thesaurus, media,
and from daily readings to complete the
chose words which I thought were newly-emerging
in popularity, revealing or amusing,"
Camas said. "I selected the works
that people may have overlooked or that
they may have heard without knowing the
Pop Vocabulary Book" will help you
to develop a vocabulary that includes
words that even the computer spell-check
does not know, as well as impress professors,
develop writing skills or just give you
the ability to just show off.