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100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses And Misuses

Author : American Heritage Dictionaries, Editors of the
ISBN : 9780547350264
Genre : Reference
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Avoid vocabulary mistakes with this fun guide to tricky and troublesome words! With concise and authoritative usage notes from the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries, this guide explains common English-language errors—whether it’s mixing up affect and effect; blatant and flagrant; or disinterested and uninterested, or stumbling over sound-alikes including discrete/discreet or principal/principle. Other notes tackle such classic irritants as hopefully, impact, and aggravate, as well as problematic words like peruse and presently. A great read for anyone who cares about getting it right, 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses can help keep writers and speakers on the up-and-up!
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100 Words To Make You Sound Smart

Author : Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN : 054735018X
Genre : Reference
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This title in the popular 100 Words series is an informative and entertaining resource that can help anyone be right on the money when looking for words that will make a point, seal the deal, or just keep folks listening. Chosen by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, these words will appeal to anyone who wants to be a more compelling communicator—as a worker, consumer, advocate, friend, dinner companion, or even as a romantic prospect. The book includes a colorful variety of words, including handy words of just one syllable (such as glib) and words derived from the names of famous people (such as Freudian slip and Machiavellian). There are expressions from popular culture (Catch-22) and words that date back to classical civilization (spartan and stoic). Each word is clearly defined and shown in context with quotations from magazines, newspapers, broadcast media, movies, and television. For many words, quotations from distinguished authors and speakers are also given and word histories are explained. 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart provides an affordable and enjoyable way to communicate more effectively. It offers the coveted gift of gab to anyone who needs to “say it right”—and to anyone who wants to sound more articulate.
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100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up Or Mangles

Author : American Heritage Publishing Company
ISBN : 1328710327
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A book with real cache . . . or is it cachet?�e“/b> 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles presents words that people can't keep straight, no matter how hard they try. It features helpful notes that provide guidance on tricky usage issues: the confusion betweenlend andloan, betweenplurality andmajority, whetherfree rein is spelled "rein" or "reign." Each entry has a full definition and etymology, and most are accompanied by quotations from classic and contemporary authors that show how the words are used in context. With updates to some of the definitions and etymologies based on revisions made to theAmerican Heritage Dictionary,a refreshed and diversified quotation program, and a brand-new cover design to match the updated series look, there's no doubt this is the book people have been looking f∨ a book that readers willpour(pore?) over, a book that is bothmasterful(masterly?) and laudable (laudatory?).
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100 Words To Make You Sound Great

Author : Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN : 0547350198
Genre : Reference
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100 Words to Make You Sound Great showcases 100 words illustrated by quotations that are historic, moving, insightful, humorous, and fun to read. The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries have carefully selected them as evidence that it pays to have a strong vocabulary. These 100 words have been put to great effect by some of our most important and beloved speakers and writers. Each sense of a word is shown in a separate quotation. Many quotes are from famous public speeches and award-winning books. A number were used in personal letters, showing that it is just as important to have a vibrant vocabulary in private communication as it is in public. The people quoted range across the spectrum of human endeavor. There are famous political leaders from the past (Mohandas K. Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Ronald Reagan), contemporary politicians (Benazir Bhutto and Barack Obama), scientists (Rachel Carson, Carl Sagan, Edward O.Wilson), economists (Alan Greenspan, John Maynard Keynes, Adam Smith), academics (Henry Louis Gates Jr., Ruth Simmons, Helen Vendler), figures of conscience (James Baldwin, Bono, Eleanor Roosevelt), and even humorists (Garrison Keillor, Groucho Marx, Sarah Vowell). They are all captivating communicators, and they all sound great. 100 Words to Make You Sound Great offers a fascinating way to improve and reinforce a versatile vocabulary. Anyone who is interested in the effective use of words will find it hard to put down. 26
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100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know

Author : Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN : 0547350252
Genre : Reference
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The newest title in the popular 100 Words series, 100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know is the perfect book for people who enjoy reading about words that have absorbing histories, intriguing coinages, surprising but useful meanings, or have been used by famous writers throughout the history of English. Many of these 100 words are accompanied by notes that explain in detail the path the word has undertaken in its journey to its current meaning, providing useful etymological information about how the usage of a word develops over time. Additionally, 100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know features scores of quotations from classical and contemporary authors, from Henry James and Jane Austen to Sylvia Plath and William Golding, Douglas Coupland and Donna Tartt. A great gift for anyone who appreciates the beauty, history, and depth of the English language, 100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know will appeal to all who are avid readers and take pride in a vibrant, active vocabulary.
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100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

Author : Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN : 0547350236
Genre : Reference
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What should the vocabulary of a well-rounded high school graduate be like? These 100 words provide the starting point in answering that question. The list is representative of the words that serious students will encounter in their coursework and will come to use as adults, whether in conversation or while reading the daily newspaper. Each word is fully defined and shown in context with example sentences from well-known authors. 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know is a must-have for every grad, perfect for building vocabulary, quizzing friends and family — and just having fun.
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100 More Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

Author : American Heritage Dictionary
ISBN : 0544019660
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Collects one hundred words that juniors and seniors in high school should know, including their definition, pronunciation, and etymology.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Wrong Word Dictionary

Author : Dave Dowling
ISBN : 9781936863372
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 40.46 MB
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The correct usage for more than 2,500 commonly misused words is provided in this concise and accessible handbook that assures, insures, and ensures that anyone who wants to communicate accurately and effectively chooses the right word every time. Arranged alphabetically in pairs (or threes when appropriate), entries are carefully cross-referenced and explained with a sentence, guaranteeing that readers find boycott, even when they look up embargo first. Two dozen accompanying cartoons humorously clarify confusing distinctions between words, making this a fun reference for all word lovers to enjoy.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up Or Mangles

Author : Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN : 9780547506012
Genre : Reference
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Eliminate mistakes and improve your vocabulary with this engaging guide to the world’s most misused words. Do you know your delegate from your relegate, your cachet from your cache? At one time or another we’ve all suffered the embarrassment of having our remarks corrected by a family member, colleague, or stranger. 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles presents fifty pairs of words that people have trouble getting right and keeping straight—words that tend to get corrected when we’re least expecting it. These words include near-synonyms—words with subtle but important distinctions in meaning—like baleful vs. baneful, and effectual vs. efficacious. Other pairings bring together notorious sound-alikes, like faze (bother) vs. phase (stage), pour (put in fluid) vs. pore (read closely), and waive (forgo) vs. wave (say hello). The book also addresses some classic spelling blunders and “nonwords,” like beyond the pail, full reign, injust, and inobstrusive. Each word has a definition and a pronunciation, and most have etymologies explaining the word’s origin. The mix-ups themselves are described in fun-to-read notes that provide clear solutions to help readers avoid making needless, uncomfortable gaffes. 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles gives readers the chance to improve their command of words that are often heard but just as often misused.
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