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The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words

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Publisher Comments:

Do you find that your regular thesaurus spits out the same old words already running through your head? Are the lists boring, repetitive, and generally unhelpful? Peter E. Meltzer thought so and decided to create a unique thesaurus that would offer interesting, original synonyms along with contextual examples. He quotes from a range of recent media--including books and hundreds of magazines and newspapers--to reassure readers that though the words might be unfamiliar, they are all completely legitimate words in current use. The first edition was the top-selling thesaurus in the United States on numerous occasions. The second edition has been expanded by 50 percent and includes a new introduction that lays out the goals and methods of the thesaurus. This highly entertaining and informative book is truly a dream come true, not only for logophiles but for anyone wishing to enhance their writing through these wonderful words.

Synopsis:

The go-to guide for finding those exceptional and unexpected words that will bring your writing to the next level.

About the Author

Peter E. Meltzer is a practicing attorney and adjunct law professor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has always been interested in lexicology, which inspired him to spend ten years writing the two editions of The Thinker's Thesaurus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393337945
Subtitle:
Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Meltzer, Peter E.
Author:
Meltzer, Peter
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Thesauri
Subject:
Dictionaries - Synonyms/Antonyms
Subject:
Reference - Thesauri
Edition Description:
Expanded Second Edition
Publication Date:
20100503
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9.2 x 7 x 1.9 in 2.52 lb

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