100 Words to Make You Sound Smart

100 Words to Make You Sound Smart

by American Heritage Dictionary Editors

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Overview

This title in the popular 100 Words series is an informative and entertaining resource that can help anyone be right on the money when looking for words that will make a point, seal the deal, or just keep folks listening. Chosen by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, these words will appeal to anyone who wants to be a more compelling communicator—as a worker, consumer, advocate, friend, dinner companion, or even as a romantic prospect. The book includes a colorful variety of words, including handy words of just one syllable (such as glib) and words derived from the names of famous people (such as Freudian slip and Machiavellian).  There are expressions from popular culture (Catch-22) and words that date back to classical civilization (spartan and stoic). Each word is clearly defined and shown in context with quotations from magazines, newspapers, broadcast media, movies, and television. For many words, quotations from distinguished authors and speakers are also given and word histories are explained. 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart provides an affordable and enjoyable way to communicate more effectively. It offers the coveted gift of gab to anyone who needs to “say it right”—and to anyone who wants to sound more articulate.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547350189
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/04/2006
Series: 100 Words
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 107,381
File size: 883 KB

About the Author

The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise.

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 their publications are accurate and up-to-date.

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100 Words to Make You Sound Smart 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, a great book. About words. So surprising.(obvious sarcasm.) No, seriously, it really is cool. Id use the words, and my bffs were like, what does that mean? So yeah, it helped. READ THIS BOOK. NOW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago