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The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition) by [Meltzer, Peter E.]
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Language: English

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Delves into the mostly untapped reservoir of the English lexicon, offering readers more than top-of-mind word choices.

This book will lend hours of pleasure--as well as help you preserve the highest layers of the English vocabulary.--John McWhorter, author of The Language Hoax

A million dollars' worth of fifty-cent words.--Erin McKean, editor, Verbatim

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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, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5360 KB
  • Print Length: 711 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0393337944
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 3 edition (3 August 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • 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: #290,242 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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