Etymology is the scientific study of the origin of words. The etymological study improves your vocabulary and a strong vocabulary gives you a more challenging and rewarding job, a greater self-confidence in speaking and in writing, improved comprehension in all your reading and success in your studies.
Etymology is the best method to strengthen our command over English language. In this book on etymology each root-word is clearly defined and discussed. Examples are provided showing the role of the root-word in a variety of words. By using your knowledge of familiar words, you will soon master the secret of vocabulary building, starting with the thousands of words in this book.