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‘Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.’
Harry S. Truman
In this chapter I will explore an area that often causes readers stress, namely expanding your vocabulary. There is often a mystique associated with this and a feeling that if you haven’t had a classical education you are in some way excluded from the intelligentsia. That is nonsense. Building vocabulary relies on structure. Words are broken down into prefixes, roots and suffixes and understanding this leads to knowledge of hundreds or thousands ...