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The Describer S Dictionary A Treasury Of Terms Literary Quotations Expanded Second Edition

Author: David Grambs
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393351025
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The unmatched guide—and perfect gift—for stymied scribes and working wordsmiths everywhere, now expanded and updated. A singular and indispensable reference tool, The Describer's Dictionary—now expanded and updated—has served for over twenty years as the go-to resource for writers who are determined to capture the world in just the right words. The dictionary uses a unique reverse definition-to-term format that makes it easy to zero in on the term you're seeking. Turn to the new section on sensory impressions, for example, to find vivid terms for "loud or jarring," such as "grating," "harsh," "piercing," "blaring," "thunderous," "cacophonous," and "raucous." And at the end of each section dozens of illustrative passages by notable fiction and nonfiction authors—including Donna Tartt, Michael Lewis, Zadie Smith, Khaled Hosseini, and Paul Theroux—bring the terminology to life. New in this edition: • Hundreds of additional definitions, terms, and synonyms • Brand-new categories, including "Physical States and Symptoms," "Temperament and Behavior," "Rooms and Interior Spaces," "Weather and Forces of Nature," and "The Solar System" • Over 400 new quotations from books, periodicals, and digital media by established and rising literary stars • An index of the more than 600 authors quoted in the book

The Describer S Dictionary

Author: David Grambs
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393312652
Size: 40.42 MB
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A dictionary of the observable world features definition-first organization; passages from the writings of James, Updike, and others; and words concerning shapes, textures, colors, terrain, and more


Author: Marc McCutcheon
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816079463
Size: 45.95 MB
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Combining elements of a reverse dictionary and a thesaurus, presents definitions for terms relating to specific subjects including the environment, the arts, clothing, religion, slang, furniture, and technology.

The Thinker S Thesaurus Sophisticated Alternatives To Common Words Expanded Third Edition

Author: Peter E. Meltzer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393338975
Size: 75.88 MB
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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.

Writer S Digest Flip Dictionary

Author: Barbara Kipfer
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
Size: 55.33 MB
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Provides terms for common phrases, concepts, and definitions, and includes related terms and synonyms.

The Endangered English Dictionary Bodacious Words Your Dictionary Forgot

Author: David Grambs
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393292517
Size: 53.65 MB
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"Like animals, plants and book reviewers, words can become extinct, but Grambs is here to salvage the most missed of the lexical dinosaurs."—Patricia Holt, San Francisco Chronicle We often hear about the richness of the English language, how many more words it contains than French or German. And yet modern desk dictionaries are the result of a paring away of that glory, so that merely standard, functional, current words remain. The price we pay for such convenience is the thousands of delightful words we never see or hear. This book is an effort to save some of those words applicable to everyday life and countless word games from extinction. The resultant treasure trove of exotic verbal creatures is an indispensable resource for every lover of language. A selection: egrutten: having a face swollen from weeping numquid: an inquisitive person sardoodledum: drama that is contrived, stagy, or unrealistic mimp: to purse one's lips

The Synonym Finder

Author: J.I. Rodale
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 162336759X
Size: 47.29 MB
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Originally published in 1961 by the founder of Rodale Press, 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.

Random House Webster S Word Menu

Author: Stephen Glazier
Publisher: Random House Reference &
ISBN: 9780375700835
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Lists and defines words by over 700 subject areas, including nature, science and technology, domestic life, arts, language, and institutions

A Glossary Of Literary Terms

Author: M.H. Abrams
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285974514
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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.