The Well-spoken Thesaurus: The Most Powerful Ways to Say Everyday Words and Phrases

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Sourcebooks, Inc., 2011 - Reference - 391 pages
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The Ultimate Guide to Powerful Language

If you've ever fumbled while trying to use a big word* to impress a crowd, you know what it's like to* be poorly spoken. The fear of mispronouncing or misusing complex words is real and leaves many of us consigned to the lower levels* of the English Language.
The secret to eloquence, however, lies in simplicity-the ability to use ordinary words in extraordinary ways.

The Well-SpokenThesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing the ordinary with the extraordinary. While a common thesaurus provides only synonyms as mere word-for-word equivalents, The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is filled with* dynamic reinventions of standard words and phrases.

*lofty word, pretentious word
*know what it is to
*lower reaches, lower echelons
*awash in, instilled with, dense with, rich in

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
On Becoming Articulate
2
Rhetorical Form and Design
5
The WellSpoken Vocabulary
43
The Seven Rhetorical Sins
47
How This Book Works
50
Preamble
53
The WellSpoken Thesaurus
55
200 WellSpoken Alternatives to Common Words and Phrases
384
About the Author
392
Back Cover
393
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Tom Heehler is a degree student at the Harvard University Extension School and creator of Fluent in Five Languages, the free online language course where students learn to speak four languages simultaneously - French, Italian, Spanish, and Romanian. You can find this novel approach to language acquisition at FreeLanguageCourses.Blogspot.com.

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