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Difference between amass and increase #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:16 am   Difference between amass and increase
 

Test No. incompl/advan-5 "Learning tips and instructions", question 4

A useful way to ......... your vocabulary is to read as much as possible.

(a) amass
(b) increase
(c) collect
(d) gather

Test No. incompl/advan-5 "Learning tips and instructions", answer 4

A useful way to increase your vocabulary is to read as much as possible.

Correct answer: (b) increase
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Hi, I cannot distinct any differences between amass and increase in this context, can you help me, many thanks.
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Amass #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:10 am   Amass
 

This means collect large anounts of something as in: They bought and sold several houses and over the years amassed a fortune.
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