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The Highly Selective Dictionary For The Extraordinarily Literate

Author : Eugene Ehrlich
ISBN : 9780061746796
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Between TV talk shows, radio call-in programs, email and the Internet, spontaneous-talk media has skyrocketed in the '90s. People are interacting more frequently and more fervently than ever before, turning the English language into an indecipherable mess. 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. It defines, discerns and distinguishes the finer points of sense and meaning. Was it fortuitous or only fortunate? Are you trying to remember, or more fully recollect? Is he uninterested or disinterested? Is it healthful or healthy, regretful or regrettable, 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.

Highly Selective Thesaurus For The Extraordinarily Literate

Author : Eugene Ehrlich
ISBN : 0061762490
Genre : Reference
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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.

The Highly Selective Dictionary Of Golden Adjectives

Author : Eugene Ehrlich
ISBN : 0061746789
Genre : Reference
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Adjectives have long suffered from bad press. 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, adding much-needed color, style, and adornment. With this addition to the popular Highly Selective series, the "golden" adjective, at last, gets the star treatment it deserves. From adventitious to zaftig, renowned lexicographer Eugene Ehrlich has collected more than 850 of the most interesting and engaging adjectives in the English language and has provided concise definitions and instructive usage examples. Whether you're a writer, a speaker, or a word buff, this compendious, trenchant, laudable, and all-around fantabulous volume will help you put panache back into your prose.

The Superior Person S Book Of Words

Author : Peter Bowler
ISBN : 087923556X
Genre : Reference
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This book will teach you the practical riches of saying it well with good words, neglected words, precise words for vocabular exaltation.

Another Word A Day

Author : Anu Garg
ISBN : 9780471718451
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic words In this delightful encore to the national bestseller A Word A Day, Anu Garg, the founder of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web site (, presents an all-new collection of unusual, intriguing words and real-life anecdotes that will thrill writers, scholars, and word buffs everywhere. Another Word A Day celebrates the English language in all its quirkiness, grandeur, and fun, and features new chapters ranging from "Words Formed Erroneously" and "Red-Herring Words" to "Kangaroo Words," "Discover the Theme," and "What Does That Company Name Mean?" In them, you'll find a treasure trove of curious and compelling words, including agelast, dragoman, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission, tattersall, and zugzwang. Each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example, interspersed with illuminating quotations. Praise for a word a day "Anu Garg's many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last here's a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up!" --Barbara Wallraff, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word Court "AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories." --John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary

The Word Wizard S Book Of Adjectives

Author : Robin Johnson
ISBN : 0778713121
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces the grammar rules and word usage of adjectives, explaning how adjectives work with nouns in sentences and how they help us tell stories and share information.

Amo Amas Amat More

Author : Eugene Ehrlich
ISBN : 9780062720177
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A witty and entertaining guide to the use of Latin expressions for one's own advantage in the modern world.

The Word Museum

Author : Jeffrey Kacirk
ISBN : 0743214943
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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ENTER A GALLERY OF WIT AND WHIMSY As the largest and most dynamic collection of words ever assembled, the English language continues to expand. But as hundreds of new words are added annually, older ones are sacrificed. Now from the author of Forgotten English comes a collection of fascinating archaic words and phrases, providing an enticing glimpse into the past. With beguiling period illustrations, The Word Museum offers up the marvelous oddities and peculiar enchantments of old and unusual words.

The Logodaedalian S Dictionary Of Interesting And Unusual Words

Author : George Stone Saussy
ISBN : UOM:39015015457446
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Lists the meaning of difficult and obscure English words, and offers examples of their use from the works of top British and American writers

The Disheveled Dictionary

Author : Karen Elizabeth Gordon
ISBN : 0618381961
Genre : Education
File Size : 80. 10 MB
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Uses imaginative examples to illustrate the meaning of words from abrogate, brouhaha, and cachinnate to susurration, truculence, and voluble.

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