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The Big Book Of Words You Should Know To Sound Smart

Author : Robert W Bly
ISBN : 9781440591075
Genre : Reference
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The ultimate word book for aspiring intellectuals! The most compendious collection of words for aspiring scholars, this book helps you hold your own in intellectual discourse. Featuring 2,400 sophisticated, obscure, and obtuse terms, each page provides you with the definitions you need to know to lock academic horns with the clerisy. From antebellum and eleemosynary to impasto and putative, you will quickly master hundreds of erudite phrases that will improve your conversational elegance. Complete with definitions and sample sentences for each entry, The Big Book of Words You Should Know to Sound Smart will elevate your lexicon as you impress the susurration out of the perfervid hoi polloi.

The Words You Should Know To Sound Smart

Author : Bobbi Bly
ISBN : 9781440504709
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This book is a tongue-in-cheek guide to words that any well-educated, witty person should be able to drop into cocktail conversation. The reader is encouraged to toss off words such as “disestablishmentarianism,” “descant,” and “autodidactic” –words that will make the user sound learned, intellectual, and wise. For those who want to improve the quality and sophistication of their speech and writing, this is the book to keep on the nightstand.

Smart Words

Author : Mim Harrison
ISBN : 9781101051047
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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How and where to use 500 of the words that make you sound more cultured, worldly, and downright smart. Whoever said sounding smart had to be painful? It's all in how you acquire the "ten-dollar words" of English. Smart Words makes fast and smooth learning of words such as prelapsarian, sedulous, sybaritic and draconian. How? By sticking to ultra-simple definitions, then offering a memorable--and often funny--description of when or why to use the word. A sample sentence shows you how. And the phonetics are a snap. Here's the description of sybaritic, defined as luxurious: "Make that luxurious with a capital S. The word got its start from Sybaris, an ancient Greek city known for being a tad over the top in the pamper-me department." Whether you're a word lover, a fan of quirky reference books, or simply in need of a vocabulary makeover, Smart Words will help you be smart(er) about the words you use and the way you use them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

100 Words To Make You Sound Smart

Author : Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN : 054735018X
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This title in the popular 100 Words series is an informative and entertaining resource that can help anyone be right on the money when looking for words that will make a point, seal the deal, or just keep folks listening. Chosen by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, these words will appeal to anyone who wants to be a more compelling communicator—as a worker, consumer, advocate, friend, dinner companion, or even as a romantic prospect. The book includes a colorful variety of words, including handy words of just one syllable (such as glib) and words derived from the names of famous people (such as Freudian slip and Machiavellian). There are expressions from popular culture (Catch-22) and words that date back to classical civilization (spartan and stoic). Each word is clearly defined and shown in context with quotations from magazines, newspapers, broadcast media, movies, and television. For many words, quotations from distinguished authors and speakers are also given and word histories are explained. 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart provides an affordable and enjoyable way to communicate more effectively. It offers the coveted gift of gab to anyone who needs to “say it right”—and to anyone who wants to sound more articulate.

The Big Book Of Words You Should Know

Author : David Olsen
ISBN : 9781440520778
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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. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

Words You Should Know

Author : David Olsen
ISBN : 1558500189
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Lots of people need a quick and authoritative way to identify and define the most troublesome common words. The usual approach- stalling for time until you can grasp the context of what the person has just said-has its limits. If only there were a list, not of every word (after all, reading dictionaries is no one's idea of fun) but of the right words, the ones that are used frequently but don't quite register when you come across them. The Words You Should Know features straightforward, succinct definitions and sentence examples of over 1200 tough-but-common words. It's the kind of book that can get you out of a jam, improve your performance at school, and help advance your career. And that's no hyperbole, rigmarole, or embellishment.

The Well Spoken Thesaurus

Author : Tom Heehler
ISBN : 9781402243059
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If you've ever fumbled while trying to use a big word* (*lofty, pretentious word) to impress a crowd, you know what it's like to* (*what it is to) be poorly spoken. The fear of mispronouncing or misusing complex words is real and leaves many of us consigned to the lower levels* (*lower echelons) of the English Language. The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing the ordinary with the extraordinary.

500 Words You Should Know

Author : Caroline Taggart
ISBN : 9781782432982
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a little intellectual badinage or been discombobulated by tricky diction? 500 Words You Should Know has you covered. Words are beautiful and versatile things, but when used incorrectly they can lose a lot in transition, and the more complex the word, the more misused it can become. And as words eternally evolve in their everyday use, they can begin to be interpreted as something other than their original meaning. 500 Words You Should Know will inspire the reader to use uncommon words in their correct context, to utilize the English language to its full potential, and to test themselves on the words they think they already know.

Going To Hell In A Hen Basket

Author : Robert Alden Rubin
ISBN : 9781250066275
Genre : Humor
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Delighting in the creative misuse of words and celebrating the verbal flubs that ignore the conventions of standard English, Robert Alden Rubin provides an illustrated dictionary of contemporary malapropisms.Everyone has made the mistake of using a word or phrase that they think sounds sort of right, but isn't. Rubin collects his favorite malapropisms in a gift book that's perfect for bookworms and wordsmiths.Some examples include:- "without further adieu" - Conflation of bidding adieu (saying good-bye) with ado (complicated doings, ceremony) to mean "without saying anything more."-"hair-brained" - Perhaps confuses hare-brained with airheaded. Hare-brained (rash, silly, or stupid) derives from the erratic mating dances of hares, as in the saying "mad as a March hare," though it also follows that someone with hair for brains wouldn't be sharp.-"I was curled up in a feeble position" - Confusing feeble with fetal, but actually makes a bit of sense!-"exercising demons" - I guess even demons need to go to the gym.Found on blogs, the deepest corners of the internet, as well as some of the most esteemed publications, Rubin gently pokes fun at the twists and turns writers put our language through.

1100 Words You Need To Know

Author : Murray Bromberg
ISBN : 9781438092058
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A proven Barron’s best-seller, the brand-new sixth edition of 1100 Words You Need to Know has been expanded and updated with more words lists and definitions; analogy exercises; and word in context exercises.All new words for students to learn are placed in the context of sentences that have been selected from well-known novels, plays, poems, newspaper editorials, and TV broadcasts. For optimal ease and enjoyment in learning, the authors recommend 15-minute sessions with this book. Over the years, thousands of students preparing for the SAT and ACT have relied on previous editions of 1100 Words You Need to Know as an ideal way to strengthen their word power. A new feature in the sixth edition is The Lighter Touch 100, a collection of 100 funny one-liners which use words from the book that you need to know.

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