The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Second Edition) (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 3, 2010 - Reference - 704 pages
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The go-to guide for finding those exceptional and unexpected words that will bring your writing to the next level.

Do you find that your regular thesaurus spits out the same old words already running through your head? Are the lists boring, repetitive, and generally unhelpful? Peter E. Meltzer thought so and decided to create a unique thesaurus that would offer interesting, original synonyms along with contextual examples. He quotes from a range of recent media—including books and hundreds of magazines and newspapers—to reassure readers that though the words might be unfamiliar, they are all completely legitimate words in current use. The first edition was the top-selling thesaurus in the United States on numerous occasions. The second edition has been expanded by 50 percent and includes a new introduction that lays out the goals and methods of the thesaurus. This highly entertaining and informative book is truly a dream come true, not only for logophiles but for anyone wishing to enhance their writing through these wonderful words.
  

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User Review  - nbmars - LibraryThing

This is not an ordinary thesaurus. I would characterize it more as a collection for word lovers of entertaining examples of alternate descriptors for ideas, that can be read and sampled as if it were ... Read full review

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The go-to guide for finding those exceptional and unexpected words that will bring your writing to the next level. Do you find that your regular thesaurus spits out the same old words already running ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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About the author (2010)

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.

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