The Big Book of Words You Should Know: Over 3,000 Words Every Person Should be Able to Use (And a few that you probably shouldn't)

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Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"?

This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, ...

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Overview

Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"?

This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more.

Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605501390
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 1/17/2009
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 292,778
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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Justin Cord Hayes (North Carolina) is an experienced journalist and teacher and has authored several books. Hayes and his wife Nicole Murn Hayes live in North Carolina with their son Parker-John.
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  • Posted March 17, 2013

    Excellent! It's extremely good and has very many great words!

    Excellent!
    It's extremely good and has very many great words!

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  • Posted May 19, 2010

    Must have!

    I received this book for my birthday from a friend. She got me the book because I love the game Balderdash and this book was in the game section as a staple for Balderdash players. I sat around reading words to my friends from the numerous sections and we had a fun time guessing meanings. The book is very helpful for research, papers and general referral. It is also easy to use, as it is organized into sections, such as "words you should know", "words you probably do not know", etc. The book made me realize I have many words 'I should know' and need to brush up on! Definitely better then the calendar word a day! I hope this book increases my vocabulary!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    Good for enhancing vocabulary

    I use this book to help my students enhance their vocabulary. I challenge them to use the words correctly in sentences and to know the definition for when I ask them randomly to tell me what the word means.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Good

    Very informitive. I use this to make my teachers sound ignominious:)

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