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The Big Book of Words You Should Know : Over 3,000 Words Every Person Should be Able to Use (And a few that you probably shouldn't) - David Olsen

The Big Book of Words You Should Know

Over 3,000 Words Every Person Should be Able to Use (And a few that you probably shouldn't)

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Published: 1st January 2012
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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 Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't 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.

pt. 1. Words you absolutely should know -- pt. 2. Words most people don't know -- pt. 3. Words you should know but probably don't -- pt. 4. Foreign idioms you should know -- pt. 5. People and place words you should know -- pt. 6. Words you should know to sound overeducated -- pt. 7. Word you probably shouldn't know.

ISBN: 9781440520778
ISBN-10: 1440520771
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st January 2012
Publisher: F+W Media