Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus in Dictionary Form: The Essential Reference for Home, School, Or Office

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Barbara Ann Kipfer, Princeton Language Institute
Dell Pub., 1993 - English language - 859 pages
Combining scholarly authority with a new awareness of today's communication demands, "Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus" is the simple, reliable way to find the perfect word for your needs. It features as easy-to-use dictionary format plus a revolutionary concept index that arranges words by idea, thus enhancing the user's process of association, and leading scores of additional selections. The inclusion of a wide spectrum of words and phrases with each entry -- from sophisticated choices to completely new vocabulary in the language -- brings the user an exceptional number of alternatives to fit any variation of style and tone. Created by a leading expert in linguists and lexicography with today's communication needs in mind. More word choices than any other thesaurus -- Over 1 million words! Concise definitions for each main entry. A revolutionary concept index -- arranged by idea, it mirrors the way we actually think! No obsolete terms -- all synonyms reflect modern usage.

"Exceptional... unique words and groupings... This resource is a gem!" -- "Booklist."

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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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