I’m starting to prepare for the GRE, and surprisingly my vocabulary needs some work. To facilitate this, I have started reading books to help! This is the first one I read about building vocabulary, since it’s such a classic. Throughout the entire book you can definitely see the examples that would be politically incorrect now, but it did help a bit with my vocabulary. The most helpful part is the work on common Latin and Greek roots in English, as well as many examples of French words brought into our language. These let me determine the meaning of new words without the assistance of a dictionary! To make this book even better, each chapter (day) took only around 15 to 20 minutes.