The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Paperback)

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Description


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 thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in 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.

About the Author


Peter E. Meltzer, the author of the best-selling The Thinker’s Thesaurus and So You Think You Know Baseball?, is an attorney and a former professor at Rutgers University School of Law.

Praise For…


Delves into the mostly untapped reservoir of the
English lexicon, offering readers more than top-of-mind
word choices.
— Dow Jones Newsletter

A million dollars’ worth of fifty-cent words.
— Erin McKean, editor, Verbatim

This book will lend hours of pleasure—as well as
help you preserve the highest layers of the English
vocabulary.
— John McWhorter, author of The Language Hoax


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393351255
ISBN-10: 0393351254
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2015
Pages: 720
Language: English