The Lexicon: A Cornucopia of Wonderful Words for the Inquisitive Word Lover

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This boon to logophiles, culled from Buckley: The Right Word, presents the author’s most erudite, outré, and interesting words - from prehensile and sciolist to rubric and histrionic - complete with definitions, examples, and usage notes. Introduction by Jesse Sheidlower; illustrations by Arnold Roth.

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Overview

This boon to logophiles, culled from Buckley: The Right Word, presents the author’s most erudite, outré, and interesting words - from prehensile and sciolist to rubric and histrionic - complete with definitions, examples, and usage notes. Introduction by Jesse Sheidlower; illustrations by Arnold Roth.

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Buckley is a wordsmith extraordinaire, his speech and writing regularly peppered with arcane vocabulary. This book, previously published as part of Buckley's linguistic compendium, The Right Word (LJ 12/96), brings together a list of his favorite words, each with a citation from one of his many published works. Words like epigone, nugatory, and rodomontade will stretch the frontiers of most readers' vocabulary, and the illustrations by Arnold Roth are a perfect accompaniment to the text. This would be a great choice for students studying for the SATs or for anyone who loves language--it's certainly more useful, and more fun, than those word-a-day calendars. Highly recommended for all collections.--Lisa J. Cihlar, Monroe P.L., WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156006163
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1995
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 778,495
  • Age range: 4 - 1 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

William F. Buckley Jr. is the founder of National Review and was the host of what was television's longest-running program, Firing Line. He was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The author of thirteen other novels, including Spytime and Nuremberg: The Reckoning, he lives in Connecticut.

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