Words for lying, swindling, and conniving. Lecture 3 of 36 / Kevin Flanigan.
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- Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses, 2015.
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Read by Kevin Flanigan.
This Lecture: Begin building your vocabulary in earnest with this lecture on wonderful words to describe liars and the lies they tell. Learn trenchant words to describe the cheats, swindlers, charlatans, scam artists, barracudas, sharks, and sharpies, and their hustles, flimflams, and double-dealings. Reveal the nuances of meaning between similar words like specious and spurious. The Course: For anyone who has ever grasped for the perfect word, this course provides a research-based and enjoyable method for improving your vocabulary. Your professor understands the cognitive science behind language acquisition and presents each new word in a way that makes it memorable. But more importantly, he teaches you these tips and strategies so you can apply them whenever you learn a new word. All Lectures: 1. Five Principles for Learning Vocabulary 2. The Spelling-Meaning Connection 3. Words for Lying, Swindling, and Conniving 4. Words That Express Annoyance and Disgust 5. Fighting Words and Peaceful Words 6. Going beyond Dictionary Meanings 7. Wicked Words 8. Words for Beginnings and Endings 9. Words Expressing Fear, Love, and Hatred 10. Words for the Everyday and the Elite 11. Words from Gods and Heroes 12. Humble Words and Prideful Words 13. High-Frequency Greek and Latin Roots 14. Words Relating to Belief and Trust 15. Words for the Way We Talk 16. Words for Praise, Criticism, and Nonsense 17. Eponyms from Literature and History 18. Thinking, Teaching, and Learning Words 19. Words for the Diligent and the Lazy 20. Words That Break and Words That Join 21. Some High-Utility Greek and Latin Affixes 22. Cranky Words and Cool Words 23. Words for Courage and Cowardice 24. Reviewing Vocabulary through Literature 25. Words for Killing and Cutting 26. A Vocabulary Grab Bag 27. Words for Words 28. Specialty Words for Language 29. Nasty Words and Nice Words 30. Words for the Really Big and the Very Small 31. Spelling as a Vocabulary Tool 32. A Medley of New Words 33. Building Vocabulary through Games 34. Words English Borrowed and Never Returned 35. More Foreign Loan Words 36. Forgotten Words and Neologisms
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