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- Cleis Press 2011; US$ 15.95
A veritable "tko of terminology," Better Than Great is the essential guide for describing the extraordinary ? the must have reference for anyone wishing to rise above tired superlatives. Deft praise encourages others to feel as we do, share our enthusiasms. It rewards deserving objects of admiration. It persuades people to take certain actions.... more...
- Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 21.88
Better Than Great is a unique thesaurus of praise and acclaim, containing humankind's largest gathering of fresh, potent and larky superlatives for anyone struggling to describe extraordinary things or experiences in ways that will do them justice. The English language has thousands of words to praise but ?cool?, ?good? and ?great? have become our... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available
A fascinating, thematic exploration of clichés from as the actress said to the bishop to zero hour , explaining what they are and where they?ve come from. Julia Cresswell has taken her best-selling dictionary of clichés (?Sumptuous? A mine of information.? Guardian ) back to the drawing board and has created a book, packed with famous (and infamous)... more...
- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2001; US$ 9.79
EM> Chambers Compact Thesaurus allows you to look up a common word and find a range of words that have the same or nearly the same meaning. Its clear layout makes this book exceptionally easy to use. The book also includes numerous word-family panels and lists of specialist terms from subject areas such as accounting and the Internet. Thesaurus... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 16.00
Your panacea for lackluster language Words like interesting and nice are so commonly used they?ve lost their impact. This book provides you with more than 3,000 powerful alternatives to tired words and helps you build a stronger vocabulary in the process. Armed with vibrant new words, you can precisely and eloquently express exactly what... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00
Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases,... more...
- Marion Street Press, LLC 2012; US$ 12.99
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 clichés and sharper options... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
A reference book that belongs on every desk--one of the handiest, best-organized, and most reliable thesauruses available, newly updated to reflect the American language of today. From the Hardcover edition. more...
- A&C Black 2004; US$ 12.99
This text is designed to help students choose the right word and use it correctly. It is intended for students of English who want to improve their vocabulary, especially for those taking the PET and KET exams. Useful as a vocabulary builder, it lists synonyms and related words and defines them. more...