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The Endangered English Dictionary: Bodacious Words Your Dictionary Forgot

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Book News Annotation:

A dictionary celebrating obscure words from the history of the English language. Words such as circumbendibus (a roundabout process), glaciarium (ice skating rink), and unasinous (equally stupid) are arranged in two sections--a standard dictionary with pronunciation and sample usage phrases, and a reverse dictionary of modern words and their endangered synonyms.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393036237
Subtitle:
(bodacious words your dictionary forgot )
Author:
Grambs, David
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Dictionaries - Synonyms/Antonyms
Subject:
Obsolete words
Subject:
Aureate terms -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Aureate terms.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
1709
Publication Date:
c1994
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xiv, 264 p.
Dimensions:
8.48x5.76x1.08 in. 1.07 lbs.

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