Do you know what quatrefoil and impolitic mean? What about halcyon or narcolepsy? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Donat (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Donat Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldnat Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay; studying for a test; or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.In these days of computers and word processors, many consider the old- fashioned manual typewriter positively ... the cluster formed a NEXUS one could trace across the sky. nimbus (NIM-bus), noun A halo-like source of light above the headanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Big Book of Words You Should Know|
|Author||:||David Olsen, Michelle Bevilacqua|
|Publisher||:||Adams Media - 2008-12-17|