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The Synonym Finder

The Synonym Finder

by: J. I. Rodale

This is the best thesaurus there is. It supplies more synonyms, analogs, parallels, equivalents and comparable words in English than any other source, online or off. No other thesaurus comes near to it for completeness or breadth. Compiled in dictionary form, like the one in your word processors, there's no index or cross-referencing. Just look up a word, any word, and it proceeds to overwhelm you with alternative choices (a total of 1.5 million synonyms are presented in 1,361 pages), including short phrases and only mildly related words. Rather than being a problem of imprecision, the Finder's broad inclusiveness prods your imagination and prompts your recall.

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The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words

by: Peter E. Meltzer

The go-to guide for finding those exceptional and unexpected words that will bring your writing to the next level. Do you find that your regular thesaurus spits out the same old words already running through your head? Are the lists boring, repetitive, and generally unhelpful? Peter E. Meltzer thought so and decided to create a unique thesaurus that would offer interesting, original synonyms along with contextual examples. He quotes from a range of recent media—including books and hundreds of magazines and newspapers—to reassure readers that though the words might be unfamiliar, they are all completely legitimate words in current use. This highly entertaining and informative book is truly a dream come true, not only for logophiles but for anyone wishing to enhance their writing through these wonderful words.

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Scholastic Dictionary of Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms

Scholastic Dictionary of Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms

by: Scholastic Inc.

Containing 12,000 synonyms, 10,000 antonyms, and 2,000 homonyms, this versatile book is the perfect reference tool for student writers. Not only will it help students expand their vocabularies, this lightweight volume will help young people pick the perfect words to express their thought and feelings.

A quick, efficient reference with the most commonly used words for students on the go.

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Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus

Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus

by: Christine A. Lindberg

An improvement over sterile word books and scattered online reference works, this succinct and focused thesaurus offers 300,000 synonyms and 100,000 antonyms, with pedagogy sprinkled along the way. A readable layout blends boldface entries and italicized models among word lists and limits dingbats to arrows. The text favors a variety of users. For the beginning writer or student of composition, “Choose the Right Word” notes encourage contrast, such as sterile versus sanitary. “Word Links” advance readers to alternate listings, for example, from reptile to herpetology. “Word Spectrum” sidebars offer a word continuum, as with the scale of terms from plain to fancy, and new “Word Toolkits,” a form of cross-referencing, connect the reader to close synonyms, such as daunting and formidable. Signed commentary under “Word Notes” offers insight into how and why connotations collect around words.

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21st Century Synonym and Antonym Finder

21st Century Synonym and Antonym Finder

by: Princeton Language Institute

A guide to more than twenty thousand synonyms and antonyms, in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format, uses modern preferred usages and spellings, avoids outmoded, useless entries, and includes such added features as headword definitions.

Those who study English literature or are involved in translations need to widen their terminology and constantly improve their linguistics. You personally can achieve this with numerous dictionaries and one of them was certainly the 21st Century Synonym and Antonym Finder. With its concise and accurate definitions one easily finds the perfect term and also keeps it in mind - and that is also of great importance.

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501 Synonym & Antonym Questions

501 Synonym & Antonym Questions

by: LearningExpress Editors

501 Synonyms and Antonym Questions is designed to help students prepare for the verbal sections of most assessment and entrance exams. The book increases a student's vocabulary and refines their knowledge of words, bringing about higher standardized test scores and more effective verbal and written communication. Questions in this book prepare students for the synonym and antonym problems found on most standardized tests—including high school entrance exams, the SAT, civil service exams, and the GRE. The book increases in difficulty as students move through each exercise. All answers are explained, featuring short definitions and terms that clarify word meanings and their opposites for effective studying and positive reinforcement.

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Flip Dictionary

Flip Dictionary

by: Barbara Ann Kipfer

You know what you want to say, but you can't think of the word. You can describe what you're thinking but you don't know the name for it. Flip Dictionary comes to the rescue! Best-selling author Barbara Ann Kipfer has created a huge reference that offers cues and clue words to lead writers to the exact phrase or specific term they need. It goes beyond the standard reverse dictionary format to offer dozens of charts and tables, listing groups by subject (such as automobiles, clothing types, plants, tools, etc.)

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