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Word power : a dictionary of fascinating and learned words and phrases for vocabulary enrichment

Auteur : John Fleming
Éditeur: Lanham, MD : University Press of America, ©2007.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Anglais
Base de données:WorldCat
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The dictionary contains everything from slang (cool, zulued) to scholarship (soliloquy, archaic smile), to science (azimuth), with some added hokum (Montezuma's revenge). Each entry is defined, given a pronunciation, and used in four sample sentences. Where possible, synonyms, antonyms, and etymology are provided, as well.
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Genre/forme: Dictionaries
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: John Fleming
ISBN: 076183804X 9780761838043
Numéro OCLC: 153582788
Description: 236 pages ; 23 cm
Contenu: Word Power, A-Z --
Appendices --
Appendix A: Select Proverbs and Quotations --
Appendix B: Latin Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes --
Appendix C: Greek Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes --
Appendix D: Words Pertaining to Class --
Bibliography --
About the author.
Responsabilité: John Fleming.

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The dictionary contains everything from slang (cool, zulued) to scholarship (soliloquy, archaic smile), to science (azimuth), with some added hokum (Montezuma's revenge). Each entry is defined, given a pronunciation, and used in four sample sentences. Where possible, synonyms, antonyms, and etymology are provided, as well.

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Word Power is a must for anyone who wants to paint a picture with the English language and wants all the colors available. * Midwest Book Review, January 2009 * Word Power is a must for anyone who Lire la suite...

 
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It would take years of reading to acquire the vocabulary succinctly provided in "Word Power." Read this book and you would be familiar with great words, like Schadenfreude, azimuth, Preraphaelites, comstockery, and 2000 other terms. I wrote "Word Power" with painstaking scholarship. Hence, I believe...
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