With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesaurusesa mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each wordawhether itas protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulousain context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.(2)accusation (which is false, defamatory, and published for political gain right before an election) n. ... Olson, aTripp Wire: How Informers Ended Up Behind Every Office Potted Plant, a Reason, 4/1/1998, p. ... The figurative one is a crowning achievement or final (or finishing) touch. This is an example of the former use (see also final touch)]. ... ne plus ultra. See ultimate acne (tending to produce or aggravate . . . ) adj.: comedogenic. The best skin care in the world isna#39;t going to cure youranbsp;...
|Title||:||The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)|
|Author||:||Peter E. Meltzer|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2015-08-03|