'But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument",' Alice objected. 'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.' from Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll
Why Learn Vocabulary? *Because it's required by our curriculum. *Because it will make reading faster, easier, and more enjoyable. *Because it may improve your brain function (Journal of Neuroscience Abstract) *Because it might help raise your IQ! ("Verbal IQ in the Teenage Years") *Because knowing just the right word simply makes life richer.