The Word Lover's Delight: Awesome Adjectives, Nifty Nouns, and Vibrant Verbs to Make Your Vocabulary Sizzle
From amusia to xerophagy, from the ephemeral to the vituperative, The Word Lover's Delight is chockablock with words that are not only fascinating and unusual but that you can use in your everyday speech--to jaw-dropping effect. With a wide range of words, from the moderately difficult to the somewhat ostentatious, The Word Lover's Delight gives each word a phonetic pronunciation, a memorable example of its use in speech, and an easy-to-understand definition.
FAWR'-SKWAIR – straightforward, blunt, unwavering
Lucy appreciated Tom's foursquare breakup style, but she still popped all his tires and smashed his windshield.
Fun, educational, and erudite, The Word Lover's Delight is the ultimate book for word nerds--and anyone who's ever just wanted to find the perfect bon mot at the perfect time.
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