TomasK, January 20, 2008 (view all comments by TomasK)
Our language blossoms out in the synonyms. The synonyms make our language the pictorial. All above is the truth, but that's just a secondary thing. The synonyms help us to see what we are looking at: depicture the word as if from all possible angles. Thus the improvement in language testifies the spiritual growth of a talker.
Therefore I would name the Synonym Finder by J I Rodale not a good book but the best friend.
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Warner Books -
by San Francisco Chronicle,
"Highly recommended to help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc."
This reference contains over 1,000,000 synonyms arranged alphabetically, including clearly labelled slang and other informal words and expressions, as well as rare, archaic, scientific and other specialized terms.
With a simple alphabetical arrangement this book has been expanded to include thousands of new words and expressions that have entered the language in recent years, and includes clearly labelled slang and informal words and expressions.
Everyone who works with words will welcome this magnificent aid to finding the ever-elusive "right" word. "A splendid tool for writers".--Irving Stone.
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