Descriptionary

Author: Marc McCutcheon
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816079463
Format: PDF, ePub
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Combining elements of a reverse dictionary and a thesaurus, presents definitions for terms relating to specific subjects including the environment, the arts, clothing, religion, slang, furniture, and technology.

The Describer s Dictionary

Author: David Grambs
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393312652
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A dictionary of the observable world features definition-first organization; passages from the writings of James, Updike, and others; and words concerning shapes, textures, colors, terrain, and more

Encyclopedia of Physics

Author: Joe Rosen
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110138
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents an alphabetical and comprehensive reference guide with more than 600 entries dealing with physics and mathematics.

Oxford American Writer s Thesaurus

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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199829926
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Features more than three hundred thousand synonyms and ten thousand antonyms, as well as nearly two hundred collections of nouns to add detail to writing and quick guides to easily confused words.

There s a Word for It Revised Edition

Author: Charles Harrington Elster
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416510869
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A mischievous and madcap expedition through the depths of the unabridged dictionary promises hilarious word fun for language enthusiasts as it describes a variety of unusual words and their definitions, including such colorful vocabulary as Borborygmus, Colpocoquette, Dishabillophonia, and Snarge. Reissue. 15,000 first printing.

The Facts on File Dictionary of Clich s

Author: Christine Ammer
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816083534
Format: PDF
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Praise for the previous edition: "...an excellent resource for word lovers...inherently fascinating and an excellent place to look for old chestnuts galore..."—Library Journal "...[thorough]...Recommended for all libraries..."—Booklist "The meanings and origins of literally thousands of words and definitions come to life...recommended..."—Midwest Book Review "...an invaluable tool for writers and general readers."—Christian Library Journal The Facts On File Dictionary of Clichés, Third Edition is the largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind. Featuring hundreds of new clichés, this updated and expanded edition explains the meanings and origins of more than 4,000 clichés and common expressions. Each entry includes the meaning of the cliché or expression, its origin and early uses, its historical development, and its present-day usage. This fully indexed and cross-referenced resource is essential for students, writers, and anyone seeking the gift of gab. New entries include: "Don't go there" "Flavor of the month" "Ground zero" "Not so much" "Show me the money" "So yesterday" and more.