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Words from Gods and Heroes

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Building a Better Vocabulary

Words from Gods and Heroes

Taught by Professor Kevin Flanigan | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses

Forge a link between the tales of Greek and Roman gods and heroes and the English vocabulary words they inspired. What is the difference between a herculean task and a Sisyphean one? What Gordian knots do you have in your life? This lecture full of ancient myths is a true delight!

36 Lectures

1
Image of Five Principles for Learning Vocabulary
Five Principles for Learning Vocabulary
0 of 30 min
2
Image of The Spelling-Meaning Connection
The Spelling-Meaning Connection
0 of 30 min
3
Image of Words for Lying, Swindling, and Conniving
Words for Lying, Swindling, and Conniving
0 of 30 min
4
Image of Words That Express Annoyance and Disgust
Words That Express Annoyance and Disgust
0 of 32 min
5
Image of Fighting Words and Peaceful Words
Fighting Words and Peaceful Words
0 of 30 min
6
Image of Going beyond Dictionary Meanings
Going beyond Dictionary Meanings
0 of 31 min
7
Image of Wicked Words
Wicked Words
0 of 31 min
8
Image of Words for Beginnings and Endings
Words for Beginnings and Endings
0 of 31 min
9
Image of Words Expressing Fear, Love, and Hatred
Words Expressing Fear, Love, and Hatred
0 of 31 min
10
Image of Words for the Everyday and the Elite
Words for the Everyday and the Elite
0 of 30 min
11
Image of Words from Gods and Heroes
Words from Gods and Heroes
0 of 31 min
12
Image of Humble Words and Prideful Words
Humble Words and Prideful Words
0 of 34 min
13
Image of High-Frequency Greek and Latin Roots
High-Frequency Greek and Latin Roots
0 of 31 min
14
Image of Words Relating to Belief and Trust
Words Relating to Belief and Trust
0 of 33 min
15
Image of Words for the Way We Talk
Words for the Way We Talk
0 of 34 min
16
Image of Words for Praise, Criticism, and Nonsense
Words for Praise, Criticism, and Nonsense
0 of 31 min
17
Image of Eponyms from Literature and History
Eponyms from Literature and History
0 of 32 min
18
Image of Thinking, Teaching, and Learning Words
Thinking, Teaching, and Learning Words
0 of 31 min
19
Image of Words for the Diligent and the Lazy
Words for the Diligent and the Lazy
0 of 31 min
20
Image of Words That Break and Words That Join
Words That Break and Words That Join
0 of 30 min
21
Image of Some High-Utility Greek and Latin Affixes
Some High-Utility Greek and Latin Affixes
0 of 29 min
22
Image of Cranky Words and Cool Words
Cranky Words and Cool Words
0 of 30 min
23
Image of Words for Courage and Cowardice
Words for Courage and Cowardice
0 of 31 min
24
Image of Reviewing Vocabulary through Literature
Reviewing Vocabulary through Literature
0 of 33 min
25
Image of Words for Killing and Cutting
Words for Killing and Cutting
0 of 30 min
26
Image of A Vocabulary Grab Bag
A Vocabulary Grab Bag
0 of 30 min
27
Image of Words for Words
Words for Words
0 of 30 min
28
Image of Specialty Words for Language
Specialty Words for Language
0 of 30 min
29
Image of Nasty Words and Nice Words
Nasty Words and Nice Words
0 of 30 min
30
Image of Words for the Really Big and the Very Small
Words for the Really Big and the Very Small
0 of 32 min
31
Image of Spelling as a Vocabulary Tool
Spelling as a Vocabulary Tool
0 of 32 min
32
Image of A Medley of New Words
A Medley of New Words
0 of 30 min
33
Image of Building Vocabulary through Games
Building Vocabulary through Games
0 of 29 min
34
Image of Words English Borrowed and Never Returned
Words English Borrowed and Never Returned
0 of 30 min
35
Image of More Foreign Loan Words
More Foreign Loan Words
0 of 29 min
36
Image of Forgotten Words and Neologisms
Forgotten Words and Neologisms
0 of 34 min

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