Unlike typical thesauri that merely remind one of words they already know but can't quite remember, this advanced reference offers more erudite, esoteric synonyms. Instead of just offering “converse” as a synonym for “chat,” this intellectual thesaurus provides “confabulate” as a more interesting alternative. Thesaurus entries are followed by a rarely used - or understood - synonym and an example sentence drawn from periodicals such as The Financial Times and The New Republic. Withal, the reference has entries followed by a parenthetical clarifier that adds context, and then offers a synonym, providing more precise definitions and demonstrating nuance. Other entries include synonyms based on foreign languages (the Yiddish “tachlis” for “essence”), synonyms that distinguish between figurative and literal usage, and entries that present different connotations. 9 1/4" L x 7" W x 1 3/4" D. (3 lbs.)
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Perfect gift for a wordsmith
By Luv the Goodstuff
from VA, USA
This was a gift to a poet and lover of the English language. He has already befuddled us with curious new words. I recommend this hefty text to anyone who loves English and to someone who lives to impress with their vocabulary. :)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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helpful reference book
from Milpitas, ca
I use the book to help create more comprehensive writing
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from Erie, MI
This item was gifted to an eleven year old granddaughter who is already writing creatively.....even at her age, she understood and was ecstatic....before giving the gift I had checked out the item....it is something I would use and purchase for myself.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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