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The Dimwit S Dictionary

Author : Robert Hartwell Fiske
ISBN : 9781936863457
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Thousands of overused words and phrases--and alternatives to them--are compiled in this ultimate writer's reference, composing the perfect companion for those seeking to weed out bland, commonplace content and replace it with crisp, concise prose. Entertaining examples of poor vocabulary make for great browsing while specific cliches and sharper options are also featured. Humorous and enlightening, this updated edition contains more than 100 new entries and 50 new exemplary sentences.

The Chambers Crossword Dictionary 3rd Edition

Author : Chambers
ISBN : 9780550105455
Genre : Games
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What makes The Chambers Crossword Dictionary different? The ultimate resource for all crossword lovers Chambers Crossword Dictionary is an essential resource for crosswords of all kinds. Comprehensive, reliable and easy-to-use, this major new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by a team of crossword experts, and is specially tailored to the needs of crossword solvers. With more than 500,000 solutions to cryptic and quick clues, plus explanations of cryptic clue types and the use of anagram and other indicators, and insights into the world of crossword setting and memorable clues, it is an indispensable companion for all cruciverbalists. The best-selling reference for crossword solvers and setters - Over 500,000 solutions for every kind of crossword - More than 2,500 crossword code words to alert you to cryptic ploys - New synonyms to give you up-to-the-minute answers - New topic lists to help you solve general knowledge clues - Over 19,600 'one-stop' entries, with both synonyms and encyclopedic material - Word lists sorted by length and then alphabetically to make finding solutions easy - Includes words, phrases, abbreviations, symbols, codes and other cryptic 'building blocks' - Packed with crossword jargon, anagram and other indicators and essential cryptic vocabulary - Draws on The Chambers Dictionary, the authoritative Chambers reference range and the vast Chambers crossword clue database Packed with expert advice from crossword masters: - Derek Arthur (1945-2010), co-editor of The Listener crossword in The Times and of the Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 2nd edition - Ross Beresford, former co-editor of The Listener crossword - Jonathan Crowther, better known to cryptic crossword solvers as Azed, having set crosswords for The Observer for almost 40 years - Don Manley, crossword setter for many quality newspapers under various pseudonyms (Duck, Quixote, Bradman, Giovanni) and Church Times crossword editor - Tim Moorey, one of the crossword setting team for The Sunday Times, crossword editor of The Week and author of How to Master The Times Crossword What is new in this edition? New solutions, synonyms, and topic lists This brand new edition, compiled from Chambers' highly acclaimed and vast crossword resources, has been fully updated with thousands of new solutions to be even more useful to crossword fans. New synonyms for publication such as 'podcast' and 'blog' bring the content bang up-to-the-minute. New topic lists such as 'curries' and 'geese' help solve general knowledge clues. All words are grouped by meaning, then by number of characters, then alphabetically, to make finding the solution quick and easy. Special cryptic crossword words which indicate anagrams, reversals, etc give hints and tips for solvers.

The Dimwit S Dictionary

Author : Robert Hartwell Fiske
ISBN : 9781933338118
Genre : Reference
File Size : 72. 24 MB
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This compilation of thousands of overused words and phrases, and alternatives to them, is the ultimate tool for the writer who seeks to weed out common, tired, language and replace it with crisp, concise writing. Humorous examples of bad language make for great browsing, while readers can also look up specific clichés and find fresh options.

To The Point A Dictionary Of Concise Writing

Author : Robert Hartwell Fiske
ISBN : 9780393242898
Genre : Reference
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The essential guide to writing succinctly. Who doesn’t hate wading through wordy paragraphs? Unfortunately, many writers don’t realize when they are padding their sentences and obscuring their meaning. Enter To the Point, the essential guide to writing succinctly. Featuring hundreds of new entries, this freshly updated edition is complete with: • A guide to the basics of writing concisely, including how to reduce the number of words in a phrase, substitute a single word for a phrase, and delete extraneous words and phrases. • The "Dictionary of Concise Writing," which gives concise alternatives to thousands of wordy phrases. Language expert Robert Hartwell Fiske uses each wordy phrase in a sentence and then rewrites or deletes the phrase entirely to show how the sentence can be improved. • The brand new "Guide to Obfuscation: A Reverse Dictionary," which helps writers build a more pithy vocabulary. To the Point is the perfect reference book for anyone who wants to communicate more effectively through clear and beautiful writing.

Robert Hartwell Fiske S Dictionary Of Unendurable English

Author : Robert Hartwell Fiske
ISBN : 9781451651348
Genre : Reference
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Robert Hartwell Fiske aims to eliminate laxity in language today by way of this witty and engaging reference. Fiske rails against "laxicographers and ding-a-linguists" who, with their misguided thinking, actually promote the dissolution of the English language. He also illustrates why dictionaries don't always provide the correct meaning or usage of a word. With concise instruction and numerous examples of misused words, Fiske makes it easier than ever to learn from others' mistakes. This comprehensive dictionary of common misusages lays bare the mistakes we all make every day. Robert Hartwell Fiske, the grumbling grammarian of our time, shows you the definitive right way and wrong way to use language--and illustrates why dictionaries don't always provide the correct meaning or usage of a word.

Elegant English

Author : Robert Hartwell Fiske
ISBN : 0977436845
Genre : English language
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As the superfluity of uninspired, careless, grammatically incorrect, slang-ridden English makes plain, elegant English is English rarely heard, English seldom seen. Countless occasions where elegant English might have been used -- indeed, ought to have been used -- by a president or politician, a novelist or journalist, a luminary or other notable, have passed with bland, if not bumbling, speech or writing.The point of this book is to show that the language can, indeed, be spoken or written with grace and polish -- qualities that much contemporary English is bereft of and could benefit from.Elegant English is exhilarating; it stirs our thoughts and feelings as ably as everyday English blurs them.

The Thinker S Thesaurus Sophisticated Alternatives To Common Words Expanded Third Edition

Author : Peter E. Meltzer
ISBN : 9780393338973
Genre : Reference
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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.

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