100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know

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Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005/04/13 - 96 ページ
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, 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 authors including Henry James, Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, 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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Part of the series. A few new ones in this one and a whole lot of words i really do, indeed, love using. レビュー全文を読む

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The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

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