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The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate (Highly Selective Reference) by [Ehrlich, Eugene]
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The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate (Highly Selective Reference) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Length: 224 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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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.

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Readers, writers, wordsmiths, verbivores, and logophiles will delight in the clutter-free pages of The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate from renowned lexicographer and author Eugene Ehrlich. Forgoing everyday English words and their definitions, The Highly Selective Dictionary presents only the most interesting words and their concise definitions, and includes short discussions for words most often confused and misused by today's speakers and writers. More than 3,500 of the most affecting, engaging, and engrossing words, from abecedarian to zucchetto - complete with pronunciation guides - make this a book you can dip in and out of, with serendipitous results every time.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1259.0 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; 1st edition (17 March 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC1250
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #465,866 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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