Business and Personal Law

Chapter 1: The Law and the Courts

Flex Your Reading

The entire BusinessWeek article "Another Spammer Flames Out" by Elizabeth Woyke can be found by clicking on the link below:

There are several strategies you can use to help fine tune your reading skills. For this article, work on vocabulary development. See if you can figure out the meaning of these words, found in the article, by looking at the context. Predict the possible meaning. Then, use the dictionary to look up the word. Were your predictions correct?


Predict the Meaning

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Merriam-Webster provides an online dictionary. offers word definitions, synonyms and writing resources.

FindLaw offers an online searchable dictionary.

Nolo offers an online searchable dictionary. provides a searchable dictionary by legal term, definition, or letter of the alphabet.

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