Even though we didn't find anything in here to replace useful, that's what this is. The authors wrote How To Build A Better Vocabulary back in 1949 and they thought they could come up with a second book not only better than that but anything on the market. They have. Even if you've got a six syllable, seven language vocabulary to begin with, you'll pick up something and you will be exposed to new words, whether from readings of the dictionary, the newspaper or the Bible. There are anecdotes, anagrams, analogies (as well as those objective tests) throughout; there's a good deal about root words, combinations, beginnings and endings. There are vogue words (take hubris); foreign words (vis a vis-- the house favorite); misused words; etc. As for this book-- it's the sine qua non and a multiple choice indicates indispensable and available. Either would do in this case.