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The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus
The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus

MJFLATH, May 8, 2009

I'm a published, free-lance writer, and when I first started writing, I relied on the classic Roget’s Thesaurus. However, the way it is set up made it somewhat difficult for me to understand and navigate. Finding what I wanted wasn’t always easy or quick. A number of years later I found The Synonym Finder, published by Rodale Press. Arranged in alphabetical order, it was a big improvement. But when I discovered the Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus (Oxford University Press, I found a real gem. It soon became the only book of this type that I use.

Besides having a much wider variety of words, this volume also provides antonyms and often gives the origins of words. In addition, it tells how words are misused and how similar words are often confused. I especially enjoy the tidbits about the different meanings words have acquired and how the context and meaning of words change over time.

All of the above is not only tremendously interesting and helpful, but also, this book has enriched my writing in many different ways. I turn to it often and always open it was delicious anticipation of what I’ll discover. I recommend it highly.

Marjorie Flathers

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