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Essential High School Dictionary

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The Bottom Line

The Princeton Review's Essential High School Dictionary is a great everyday reference that can double as a test prep resource. A must have for high school students.
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  • Includes 5,000 highlighted words that high schoolers and adults need to know
  • Great prep for the SAT, ACT, and other standardized tests


  • None- this is a great book


  • Published by The Princeton Review / Random House Inc
  • 75,000 entries
  • Includes annotations and margin notes

Guide Review - Essential High School Dictionary

The Essential High School Dictionary isn't your average run-of-the-mill dictionary. This reference includes annotations and margin notes on every page. The fun witticisms include:
  • Tips and tricks to remember word meanings
  • Etymologies of prefixes, suffixes, and word roots
  • Cultural histories and myths behind different words
  • Information on words with multiple meanings
  • Hints to avoid word usage mistakes
Out of the 75,000 entries in the book, 5,000 of them were chosen by The Princeton Review as "essential for high school students to know". Special words are highlighted in blue for easy reference--perfect for anyone preparing for the SAT, ACT, or another standardized test.
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