Flip Dictionary

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Writer's Digest Books, Feb 1, 2002 - Reference - 693 pages
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You know what you want to say but can't think of the word. You can describe what you're thinking but you don't know the name for it. Flip Dictionary solves this common problem! Best-selling author Barbara Ann Kipfer has created a huge reference that offers cues and clue words to lead writers to the exact phrase or specific term they need. It goes beyond the standard reverse dictionary format to offer dozens of charts and tables, listing groups by subject (such as automobiles, clothing types, plants, tools, etc.) Flip Dictionary is an excellent resource for everyone. Writers of fiction and non-fiction will use it to find that elusive word they need, and word lovers will find it an entertaining book to simply sit and browse through. Crossword puzzlers will also find it invaluable. An indispensable desk reference, as necessary as a dictionary or thesaurus, but a whole lot more fun.
 

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How could she possibly have a definition like "inappropriately humorous" and miss out on "facetious"???

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User Review  - Katya0133 - LibraryThing

Useful for reference and fun for browsing. A must for any true word nerd. Read full review

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Contents

I
3
II
48
III
95
IV
168
V
209
VI
236
VII
272
VIII
292
XV
425
XVI
440
XVII
493
XVIII
496
XIX
532
XX
608
XXI
638
XXII
653

IX
314
X
341
XI
347
XII
351
XIII
373
XIV
413
XXIII
664
XXIV
690
XXV
691
XXVI
693
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Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D., is a lexicographer who has authored or compiled more than forty books, including the Dictionary of American Slang (with Robert L. Chapman), The Order of Things, Writer's Digest Flip Dictionary, and the bestselling 14,000 Things to Be Happy About. She received her doctorate in linguistics from England's University of Exeter.

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