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100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know
     

100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know

by American Heritage Publishing Staff
 

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100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know is the perfect book for people who enjoy reading about words that have absorbing histories, intriguing coinages, surprising but useful meanings, or have been used by famous writers throughout the history of English. Many of these 100 words are accompanied by notes that explain in detail the path the word has undertaken,

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100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know is the perfect book for people who enjoy reading about words that have absorbing histories, intriguing coinages, surprising but useful meanings, or have been used by famous writers throughout the history of English. Many of these 100 words are accompanied by notes that explain in detail the path the word has undertaken, providing useful etymological information about how the usage of a word develops over time. Additionally, 100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know features scores of quotations from authors including Henry James, Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, William Golding, Douglas Coupland, and Donna Tartt.  A great gift for anyone who appreciates the beauty, history, and depth of the English language, 100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know will appeal to all who are avid readers and take pride in a vibrant, active vocabulary.
 

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Anathema…caprice…egregious…halcyon…internecine…meretricious…quixotic…sinecure…wassail.... This title in the 100 Words series introduces or reintroduces us to words that we should know. In addition to providing memorable definitions, 100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know provides etymologies and representative usage from classic and contemporary authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547350257
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/13/2005
Series:
100 Words
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
577 KB

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The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

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