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Project Gutenberg's The Century Vocabulary Builder, by Creever & Bachelor This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: The Century Vocabulary Builder Author: Creever & Bachelor Release Date: November 13, 2003 [EBook #10073] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE CENTURY VOCABULARY BUILDER *** Produced by Stan Goodman, Charles M. Bidwell and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. Note: Italics indicated by _ Bold print by <...> THE CENTURY HANDBOOK SERIES THE CENTURY HANDBOOK OF WRITING. By Garland Greever and Easley S. Jones. THE CENTURY VOCABULARY BUILDER. By Garland Greever and Joseph M. Bachelor. THE CENTURY DESK BOOK OF GOOD ENGLISH. By Garland Greever and Joseph M. Bachelor. A BUSINESS MAN'S DESK BOOK. By Garland Greever and Joseph M. Bachelor. THE FACTS AND BACKGROUNDS OF LITERATURE, English and American. By George F. Reynolds, University of Colorado, and Garland Greever. PARLIAMENTARY PRACTICE. By General Henry M. Robert. _Other Volumes To Be Arranged_ THE CENTURY VOCABULARY BUILDER. By GARLAND GREEVER and JOSEPH M. BACHELOR TO DANA H. FERRIN WHOM THIS BOOK OWES MORE THAN A MERE DEDICATION CAN ACKNOWLEDGE PREFACE You should know at the outset what this book does _not_ attempt to do. It does not, save to the extent that its own special purpose requires, concern itself with the many and intricate problems of grammar, rhetoric, spelling, punctuation, and the like; or clarify the thousands of individual difficulties regarding correct usage. All these matters are important. Concise treatment of them may be found in THE CENTURY HANDBOOK OF WRITING and THE CENTURY DESK BOOK OF GOOD ENGLISH, both of which manuals are issued by the present publishers. But this volume confines itself to the one task of placing at your disposal the means of adding to your stock of words, of increasing your vocabulary. It does not assume that you are a scholar, or try to make you one. To be sure, it recognizes the ends of scholarship as worthy. It levies at every turn upon the facts which scholarship has accumulated. But it demands of you no technica
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