The Thinker s Thesaurus Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words Expanded Third Edition

  • Filename: the-thinker-s-thesaurus-sophisticated-alternatives-to-common-words-expanded-third-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780393338973
  • Release Date: 2015-08-03
  • Number of pages: 720
  • Author: Peter E. Meltzer
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company



With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

Roget s Thesaurus of Words for Students

  • Filename: roget-s-thesaurus-of-words-for-students.
  • ISBN: 9781440573095
  • Release Date: 2014-03-18
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: David Olsen
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



The ultimate tool for students! Tired of using the same few phrases in all your presentations? Can't find the right expression to begin your college admissions essay? Stuck with a drab, uninspiring conclusion at the end of your research paper? Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students will help you find the perfect words and phrases for any writing assignment. Unlike other titles that simply list related terms for each entry, this volume offers a pronunciation guide, definition, and a sample sentence for every word you look up, as well as for each of the synonyms under that entry. It also features hundreds of useful terms every student should know, making it the most essential tool on your desk when you're working on an essay or presentation. With Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students at your side, you'll impress your teachers and advance straight to the head of the class!

The Weird World of Words

  • Filename: the-weird-world-of-words.
  • ISBN: 9781936976942
  • Release Date: 2015-05-26
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Mitchell Symons
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



Did you know that ‘Almost’ is the longest word in the English language with all of its letters in alphabetical order? Or that ‘Stewardesses’ is the longest word you can type solely with your left hand? Or that fireflies aren’t actually flies, they’re beetles? From information about words and their uses, to useful lists of things you never knew had names, palindromes, famous lines from literature and film, bizarre test answers and more, The Weird World of Words is bursting with truly oddball facts about words and language – and will have you hooked from the very first page. Author Mitchell Symons was a principal writer of early editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit and is the author of over sixty books.

The Describer s Dictionary

  • Filename: the-describer-s-dictionary.
  • ISBN: 0393312658
  • Release Date: 1995-01-01
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: David Grambs
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company



A dictionary of the observable world features definition-first organization; passages from the writings of James, Updike, and others; and words concerning shapes, textures, colors, terrain, and more

The Well Spoken Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-well-spoken-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 9781402243059
  • Release Date: 2011-01-01
  • Number of pages: 391
  • Author: Tom Heehler
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.



If you've ever fumbled while trying to use a big word* (*lofty, pretentious word) to impress a crowd, you know what it's like to* (*what it is to) be poorly spoken. The fear of mispronouncing or misusing complex words is real and leaves many of us consigned to the lower levels* (*lower echelons) of the English Language. The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing the ordinary with the extraordinary.

Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate

  • Filename: highly-selective-thesaurus-for-the-extraordinarily-literate.
  • ISBN: 9780061762499
  • Release Date: 2009-03-17
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Eugene Ehrlich
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



Anyone looking to improve his or her vocabulary and anyone who loves words will be enthralled by this unique and impressive thesaurus that provides only the most unusual -- or is it recondite? --words for each entry.

Speaking American

  • Filename: speaking-american.
  • ISBN: 9780544702523
  • Release Date: 2016-10-25
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Josh Katz
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



From the creator of the New York Times dialect quiz that ignited conversations about how and why we say the words we say, a stunning and delightful exploration of American language Did you know that your answers to just a handful of questions can reveal where you grew up? In December 2013, Josh Katz released an interactive dialect quiz in the New York Times that became the most viewed page in the paper's history. Now a graphics editor, Katz harnessed the overwhelming response to that quiz to create Speaking American, an extraordinary and beautiful tour through the American vernacular. How do you pronounce "pecan"? What do you call a long sandwich with varieties of meats and cheeses? Do you cut the grass or mow the lawn? The answers to these questions—and the distinctions they reveal about who says what and where they say it—are not just the ultimate in cocktail party fodder; they are also windows into the history of our nation, our regions, and our language. On page after page, readers will be fascinated and charmed by these stunning maps of how Americans speak as they gain new insights into our language and ourselves. For fans of Eats, Shoots and Leaves and How the States Got Their Shapes, Speaking American is an irresistible feast of American regional speech.

The Big Book of Words You Should Know

  • Filename: the-big-book-of-words-you-should-know.
  • ISBN: 9781440520778
  • Release Date: 2008-12-17
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: David Olsen
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

100 Tricks to Appear Smart In Meetings

  • Filename: 100-tricks-to-appear-smart-in-meetings.
  • ISBN: 9781473545144
  • Release Date: 2016-10-06
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Sarah Cooper
  • Publisher: Random House



The book that’s missing from 55 million offices and conference rooms around the world: the idiot’s guide to the idiot’s guide to conquering the corporate meeting. In it you will learn the essential subtle tricks that pay big dividends by making you look really clever in meetings: constant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions, how to nail the big presentation by pacing and getting someone else to control your slides. Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, Sarah Cooper's 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings gives you actionable ways to use words like 'actionable', in order to sound smart.

The Mobile Application Hacker s Handbook

  • Filename: the-mobile-application-hacker-s-handbook.
  • ISBN: 9781118958520
  • Release Date: 2015-06-11
  • Number of pages: 770
  • Author: Dominic Chell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



See your app through a hacker's eyes to find the real sources of vulnerability The Mobile Application Hacker's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to securing all mobile applications by approaching the issue from a hacker's point of view. Heavily practical, this book provides expert guidance toward discovering and exploiting flaws in mobile applications on the iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone platforms. You will learn a proven methodology for approaching mobile application assessments, and the techniques used to prevent, disrupt, and remediate the various types of attacks. Coverage includes data storage, cryptography, transport layers, data leakage, injection attacks, runtime manipulation, security controls, and cross-platform apps, with vulnerabilities highlighted and detailed information on the methods hackers use to get around standard security. Mobile applications are widely used in the consumer and enterprise markets to process and/or store sensitive data. There is currently little published on the topic of mobile security, but with over a million apps in the Apple App Store alone, the attack surface is significant. This book helps you secure mobile apps by demonstrating the ways in which hackers exploit weak points and flaws to gain access to data. Understand the ways data can be stored, and how cryptography is defeated Set up an environment for identifying insecurities and the data leakages that arise Develop extensions to bypass security controls and perform injection attacks Learn the different attacks that apply specifically to cross-platform apps IT security breaches have made big headlines, with millions of consumers vulnerable as major corporations come under attack. Learning the tricks of the hacker's trade allows security professionals to lock the app up tight. For better mobile security and less vulnerable data, The Mobile Application Hacker's Handbook is a practical, comprehensive guide.

Endangered Words

  • Filename: endangered-words.
  • ISBN: 1602397120
  • Release Date: 2009-07
  • Number of pages: 223
  • Author: Simon Hertnon
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.



“When a word perfectly captures a human truth, humans respond to it in the same way that they respond to a beautiful melody. They smile. They nod their heads. They tell others of their discovery.” So says Simon Hertnon in his introduction to Endangered Words, and after wrapping your tongue around the lexical rarities he offers up to his readers, you’ll have to agree! Hertnon provides one hundred hand-selected rarities, and, in a virtuoso display of concinnity and logodaedaly, breathes life into them with his lucid descriptions of their meaning and engaging examples of their usage. Thanks to Endangered Words, you no longer have to be at a loss for words or reach for the clichéd and commonplace. The English language is brimming with ambrosial alternatives, and this compendium offers the cream of the crop. Filled with words to be treasured for their elegant precision, from anacampserote to sprezzatura to zemblanity, Endangered Words is the perfect handbook for writers, an excellent resource for communicators, and an entertaining read for anyone with an appetite for the very brightest gems of the English language.

So You Think You Know Baseball A Fan s Guide to the Official Rules

  • Filename: so-you-think-you-know-baseball-a-fan-s-guide-to-the-official-rules.
  • ISBN: 9780393346671
  • Release Date: 2013-06-10
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Peter E. Meltzer
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company



Essential for armchair umpires and scorekeepers, this guide challenges aficionados on every significant part of the Official Baseball Rules. Few sports lovers are as obsessed with rules and statistics as baseball fans. In So You Think You Know Baseball?, lifelong baseball enthusiast Peter E. Meltzer catalogues every noteworthy baseball rule from the Major League rulebook and illustrates its application with actual plays, from the historical to the contemporary. You can read the book from start to finish or consult it while watching a game to understand the mechanics of a play or how it should be scored. Meltzer analyzes the entire Official Baseball Rules using hundreds of Major League plays involving both plays on the field situations and plays which have involved the official scorer. This is the first book ever written which analyzes the entire rulebook in this fashion and which is based on actual plays. With Meltzer’s unique and thoroughly entertaining guide in hand, which includes a foreword by baseball rules expert Rich Marazzi, you’ll never have to scratch your head over an umpire or scorekeeper’s call again.

Brain Boot Camp

  • Filename: brain-boot-camp.
  • ISBN: 0811869091
  • Release Date: 2010-03-03
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Douglas Mason
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books



The latest neurological research proves that the brain has the ability to repair itselfbut not without the proper training! Brain Boot Camp is just what the doctor ordered for boosting memory and mental agility. A complete workout for the mindwith 1,001 questions that test and tone attention, cognitive speed, logic, memory, language skills, and visual processingthe unique electronic module customizes each reader's experienceby varying the difficulty of questions while also serving as an answer pad, scorekeeper, and personal trainer. Part game, part coach, and a whole lot of fun, this book is an essential tool for any lasting mental fitness program.

The Indispensable Dictionary of Unusual Words

  • Filename: the-indispensable-dictionary-of-unusual-words.
  • ISBN: 9781616086503
  • Release Date: 2012-07-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Josefa Heifetz
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.



Collects over six thousand extraordinary, odd words, including dentiloquist, ideophobia, misoxeny, and syzygy.

Beyond Feelings

  • Filename: beyond-feelings.
  • ISBN: 9780077431778
  • Release Date: 2011-02-08
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Vincent Ruggiero
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education



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