Highlighting the cream of the crop in the English language, this zany compilation showcases more than 200 exceptional words. Underscoring select terms for their definitions, pronunciations, or both, this exploration resurrects a medley of overlooked examples while also providing instances of their uses in contemporary speech. Rather than presenting an array of obscure words that are too impractical for everyday use, this consideration includes choice expressions that can actually be used in speaking and writing. Concluding with 150 challenging quiz questions to test comprehension, this miscellany also features sidebars with further explanation, derivations, and literary asides, making it ideal for students, writers, grammarians, and word lovers alike.
|Publisher:||Marion Street Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.36(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.54(d)|
About the Author
Robert Hartwell Fiske is the editor and publisher of the Vocabula Review, a monthly online journal about the English language. He is the author of The Dictionary of Concise Writing, The Dictionary of Disagreeable English, The Dimwit’s Dictionary, and Vocabula Bound. He lives in Rockport, Massachusetts.