The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Aug 3, 2015 - Reference - 720 pages
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With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words.

This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

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The thinker's thesaurus: sophisticated alternatives to common words

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Meltzer, a lawyer and adjunct professor of law, here attempts to serve writers and journalists by correcting what he perceives to be a failure of existing thesauri. Such tools, Meltzer avers, usually ... Read full review

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The go-to guide for finding those exceptional and unexpected words that will bring your writing to the next level. Do you find that your regular thesaurus spits out the same old words already running ... Read full review

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Peter E. Meltzer, the author of the best-selling The Thinker’s Thesaurus and So You Think You Know Baseball?, is an attorney and a former professor at Rutgers University School of Law.

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