This text unit is organized to make word acquisition easier. It accomplishes this by congregating the terms in synonymous groupings. In these groupings, the shades of difference become starkly manifest; thus, understanding which term is the best term for what you want to say (imply) or understand becomes a simplistic and interesting task. And, studying the terms in such groupings allows their subtleties to hail themselves; for, each subtlety is actually stated and demonstrated in a pointed, contextualized sentence.
The denotations and statements contained in this reference were determined using three criteria as primary indicators: (1) most frequent current use, (2) the presence of rootwords, (3) the etymology or historical derivation of each term.
Before and after your explorations through the ten synonymous groupings, a pre-test and a post-test are provided to demonstrate the value of your study. Also, after each ten pages of study, there is a cloze exercise available in the Review Exercise sections. At the end of each unit, answer keys are provided to verify the accuracy of your choices.
Note: The Post-Test is available on the TpT site as a free download.