Microsoft Encarta Thesaurus

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Macmillan, Jul 14, 2002 - Reference - 608 pages
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Words At the Speed of Today

The Microsoft® Encarta® Thesaurus is a portable guide for choosing the right word. Over 200,000 synonyms and antonyms can be accessed from a quick-reference A-Z list of more than 25,000 entries, including clearly labeled slang, informal, technical, and literary terms. Contained in a handy format, it can be slipped easily into any briefcase or schoolbag.

Special features include:

- Over 100 "Compare and Contrast" panels highlight the differences between over 700 words with similar meanings. Find out the difference between "beginner", "apprentice", "greenhorn", and "tyro".
- Over 300 "Word bank" panels provide vocabulary lists for selected topics-e.g., gemstones, dinosaurs, aircraft, and more.
- A "Test Your Wordpower" section enables users to assess their vocabulary range and verbal speed.

Microsoft® Encarta® Thesaurus


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About the author (2002)

Susan Jellis, General Editor of the "Microsoft Encarta College Thesaurus," received an M.A. in General Linguistics from Manchester University, England. She is an editor of the "Cambridge International Dictionary of English," Special Subjects Editor of the "Encarta World English Dictionary," and the Editor of the Microsoft Office 200 Synonym Finder.

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