The Thinker’s Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words Expanded Third Edition

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage.

Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, periodicals, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, and newspapers. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

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Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals: Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Terms Every Smart Person Should Know How to Use

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And the better you'll be able to say exactly what you mean, joining intellectual discussions with confidence that you've found just the right words. Have you struggled for just the right phrase when grappling with a class assignment? Crafting an office memo, do you want greater clarity and concision? Pounding away at a last-minute blog entry, haven't you ever thought, There has to be a better word for this? Now there is.

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The Well-Spoken Thesaurus: The Most Powerful Ways to Say Everyday Words and Phrases

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The ultimate guide to powerful languageif you’ve ever fumbled while trying to use a big word* to impress a crowd, you know what it’s like to* be poorly spoken. The fear of mispronouncing or misusing complex words is real and leaves many of us consigned to the lower levels* of the English Language. The secret to eloquence, however, lies in simplicity—the ability to use ordinary words in extraordinary ways.

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Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Writers: Over 2,300 Emotive, Evocative, Descriptive Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Terms Every Writer Should Know

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Adams Media #ad - Under the time-tested banner of Roget's Thesaurus, this collection will quickly become the most essential tool on your desk when you're working on your next piece. It also provides a pronunciation guide, antonyms, definition, synonyms, and a sample sentence for each listing. Far from an ordinary word list, each entry in this book is organized by meaning and offers a list of compelling word choices that relate to the ideas you'd like to use.

Filled with thousands of unique and compelling words, expand your vocabulary, this book will help you find inspiration, and create one-of-a-kind sentences for any writing assignment. With roget's thesaurus of words for Writers, you'll set your projects in the right direction and engage your audience--one word at a time.

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The Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations Expanded Second Edition

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - The unmatched guide—and perfect gift—for stymied scribes and working wordsmiths everywhere, now expanded and updated. A singular and indispensable reference tool, the Describer's Dictionary—now expanded and updated—has served for over twenty years as the go-to resource for writers who are determined to capture the world in just the right words.

The dictionary uses a unique reverse definition-to-term format that makes it easy to zero in on the term you're seeking. Turn to the new section on sensory impressions, " "thunderous, " "cacophonous, " "blaring, to find vivid terms for "loud or jarring, " "piercing, " such as "grating, for example, " "harsh, " and "raucous.

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The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate Highly Selective Reference

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - It defines, discerns and distinguishes the finer points of sense and meaning. Now, this unique and concise compendium presents the most confused and misused words in the language today -- words misused by careless speakers and writers everywhere. Was it fortuitous or only fortunate? are you trying to remember, regretful or regrettable, or more fully recollect? Is he uninterested or disinterested? Is it healthful or healthy, notorious or infamous? The answers to these and many more fascinating etymological questions can be found within the pages of this invaluable or is it valuable? reference.

People are interacting more frequently and more fervently than ever before, turning the English language into an indecipherable mess. Between tv talk shows, radio call-in programs, email and the Internet, spontaneous-talk media has skyrocketed in the '90s.

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The Big Book of Words You Should Know: Over 3,000 Words Every Person Should be Able to Use And a few that you probably shouldn't

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Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, ebullience, you will achieve magniloquence, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, or trying to impress friends, and flights of rhetorical brilliance. Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"?This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation.

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Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit and Wisdom from History's Greatest Wordsmiths

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See also oxymoron, paradox. Examples:"Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad. Victor hugo"To lead the people, walk behind them. Lao-tzu"you'd be surprised how much it coststo look this cheap. Dolly partonyou won't find the word "oxymoronica" in any dictionary at least not yet because Dr. Mardy grothe introduces it to readers in this delightful collection of 1, 400 of the most provocative quotations of all time.

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B. From ancient thinkers like confucius, and Saint Augustine to great writers like Shakespeare, Aristotle, Oscar Wilde, and G.

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The Weird World of Words: A Guided Tour

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The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives: For the Extraordinarily Literate Highly Selective Reference

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. For many years, english teachers have been fond of telling students that "adjectives are the enemy of nouns, and adverbs are the enemy of everything else. While it's still advisable to heed your english teacher's advice on most other matters, The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate proves that breaking certain rules can make written and spoken language that much livelier, style, adding much-needed color, and adornment.

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Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate Highly Selective Reference

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Anyone looking to improve his or her vocabulary and anyone who loves words will be enthralled by this unique and impressive thesaurus that provides only the most unusual -- or is it recondite? --words for each entry.

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