Age range 9+ This fun-filled guide to learning vocabulary replaces the fear with fun! Students will learn the meanings of new words by seeing them used in amusing contexts, find examples of vocabulary for modern technology, learn Greek and Latin word roots, track progress with challenging games, and more. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects taught at middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting state standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects somewhat confusing, or just need a little extra help. The authors' main goal is to clear up confusion and pique interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which students can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a lighthearted, humorous approach to their subjects, and offer fun exercises including puzzles, games, and challenging Brain Tickler problems to solve. Includes a new appendix.