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

The Thinker s Thesaurus  Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words  Expanded Third Edition
Author: Peter E. Meltzer
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2015-08-03
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780393338973

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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.

The Well Spoken Thesaurus

The Well Spoken Thesaurus
Author: Tom Heehler
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-02-01
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781402262487

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The Ultimate Guide to Powerful Language If 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. The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing the ordinary with the extraordinary. While a common thesaurus provides only synonyms as mere word-for-word equivalents, The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is filled with* dynamic reinventions of standard words and phrases. *lofty word, pretentious word *know what it is to *lower reaches, lower echelons *awash in, instilled with, dense with, rich in

The Right Word

The Right Word
Author: Jen Bryant
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2014-09-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780802853851

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Examines the life of Peter Mark Roget and his invention of the thesaurus.

Oxford Mini Thesaurus

Oxford Mini Thesaurus
Author: Oxford Dictionaries,
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-05-09
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780199666140

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An easy-to-use thesaurus containing over 120,000 synonyms and antonyms.

Word by Word

Word by Word
Author: Kory Stamper
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-03-14
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781101870952

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“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.” With wit and irreverence, lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. Filled with fun facts—for example, the first documented usage of “OMG” was in a letter to Winston Churchill—and Stamper’s own stories from the linguistic front lines (including how she became America’s foremost “irregardless” apologist, despite loathing the word), Word by Word is an endlessly entertaining look at the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.

Rational Meaning

Rational Meaning
Author: Laura (Riding) Jackson,Laura Riding,Prof Laura Jackson, Translator,Schuyler B. Jackson,Riding Jackson
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 598
Release: 1997
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0813916828

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Existing only in manuscript since the 1940s but enjoying an underground reputation among friends and advocates, this primary document by one of the most original and influential of American poets and thinkers is now being published as Rational Meaning, Laura (Riding) Jackson's testament of the necessity of living for truth. Begun as a dictionary and thesaurus in the 1930s, the work developed into a fundamental reevaluation of language itself. Riding, in close collaboration with her husband, continued this monumental project over the succeeding decades, completing it after his death in 1968. At the core of Rational Meaning, which aims to restore the truth of language by arguing that meaning inheres in words, stands the idea that a total renovation of the knowledge of language is needed, not to develop mere verbal sophistication and respectability but fundamentally to reinvigorate the intellectual processes of consciousness. The book reveals the disastrous extent to which language has been "unlearned" and shows how it may be learned again. Rational Meaning will be essential reading, not only for students of literature but for radical-minded linguists and lexicographers unhappy with the orthodoxies current in their disciplines.

Roget s Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals

Roget s Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals
Author: David Olsen,Michelle Bevilacqua,Justin Cord Hayes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-11-15
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781440528989

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"Contains material adapted from The big book of words you should know"--T.p. verso.

Roget s Superthesaurus

Roget s Superthesaurus
Author: Marc McCutcheon
Publsiher: Writer's Digest Books
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2003-12-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1582972540

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Presents an alphabetical listing of major and minor words, each followed by a selection of synonyms and antonyms, divided by part of speech; and includes a reverse dictionary component.

The Synonym Finder

The Synonym Finder
Author: J. I. Rodale
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 1368
Release: 2016-04-22
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781623367596

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Originally published in 1961 by the founder of Rodale Inc., The Synonym Finder continues to be a practical reference tool for every home and office. This thesaurus contains more than 1 million synonyms, arranged alphabetically, with separate subdivisions for the different parts of speech and meanings of the same word.

Untitled

Untitled
Author: Shannon Graff Hysell
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2007
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1591585252

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For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.

Merriam Webster s Collegiate Thesaurus

Merriam Webster s Collegiate Thesaurus
Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publsiher: Merriam-Webster
Total Pages: 1184
Release: 2018-11
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 0877793700

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Find the right word every time with this indispensable guide! Concise definitions pinpoint meanings shared by synonyms. More than 275,000 word choices, examples, and explanations. Sample sentences and phrases for each synonym at its own entry clarify how words are used in context. Alphabetical lists may also include related words, idiomatic phrases, near antonyms, and antonyms. A perfect companion to the best-selling Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Ed.

Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium sized Libraries and Media Centers

Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium sized Libraries and Media Centers
Author: Shannon Graff Hysell
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1591585260

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An annotated bibliography listing general reference works as well as those on social sciences, humanities, and science and technology

Oxford American Writer s Thesaurus

Oxford American Writer s Thesaurus
Author: Christine A. Lindberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1052
Release: 2008
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 0195342844

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"Written by writers for writers, this innovative thesaurus truly advances the time-honored word source. Some 25,000 word meanings and connotations are elucidated by means of more than 300,000 synonyms, 10,000 antonymns, 250 word notes written by noted authors, and generous listings of example sentences. Many special features, such as usage notes, word spectrums, and a language guide, further clarify a word's many nuances and assist the user in finding just the right expression. For all readers, wordsmiths, scribblers, and hacks, Oxford's new thesaurus should be on every library's reference shelf."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

The Every Day Book of History and Chronology

The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
Author: Joel Munsell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 537
Release: 1858
Genre: Chronology
ISBN: UCAL:$B42859

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Thesaurus Rex

Thesaurus Rex
Author: Laya Steinberg
Publsiher: Barefoot Books
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2005
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1841481807

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Follow this mischievous dinosaur as he frolics, rollicks, frisks and romps. Each colorful page introduces simple synonyms and a fun-filled way to build vocabulary and word recognition. Ages 3 to 7 years Colour illustrations