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  • 500 Foreign Words & Phrases You Should Know to Sound Smartby Peter Archer; Linda Archer

    Adams Media 2012; US$ 10.99

    Dazzle with your command of belle-lettres! Like a true sophisticate, you'd like to toss out casual bon mots to enliven your conversation. You'd like to float through cocktail parties offering your guests crudités and hors d'oeuvres , toasting to the prevailing Weltgeist and speculating on who's having an affaire de coeur . But first you... more...

  • Words You Should Know How to Spellby David Hatcher; Jane Mallison

    Adams Media 2010; US$ 9.95

    Ceilling. Beleive. Scissers. Do you have trouble spelling everyday words? Is your spell check on overdrive? Well, this easy-to-use dictionary is just what you need! Organized with speed and convenience in mind, it gives you instant access to the correct spellings of more than 12,500 words. Also provided are quick tips and memory tricks, like: Help... more...

  • Words You Should Know 2013by Nicole Cammorata

    Adams Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    The most influential words and phrases of 2013! Every day, hundreds of new words join our vocabulary, whether they're scientific creations, cultural terms, or politically and historically charged additions. With Words You Should Know 2013 , you will not only be able to keep up with the changing language, but also discover how these important concepts... more...

  • The Words You Should Know to Sound Smartby Bobbi Bly

    Adams Media 2009; US$ 9.95

    This book is a tongue-in-cheek guide to words that any well-educated, witty person should be able to drop into cocktail conversation. The reader is encouraged to toss off words such as “disestablishmentarianism,” “descant,” and “autodidactic” –words that will make the user sound learned, intellectual, and wise. For those who want to improve the quality... more...

  • The Book of Word Recordsby Asher Cantrell

    Adams Media 2013; US$ 10.99

    From antidisestablishmentarianism to zo, a unrivaled collection of today's greatest words! Have you ever wondered what the longest word in the dictionary is? Or the origin of your go-to curse word? With The Book of Word Records , you'll uncover hundreds of bizarre, ugly, gross, and otherwise extreme words that have what it takes to break some... more...

  • The Whisky Dictionaryby Iain Hector Ross

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2017; US$ 9.99

    The Whisky Dictionary is both a celebration of the world of whisky and a window into it. Iain Hector Ross has ranged deep, far and wide into the industry to capture whisky speak in a single guide. He has literally climbed inside the distilling process to feel the heat, savour the aromas and absorb the words that swirl around the making and sharing... more...

  • The Devil's Dictionaryby Ambrose Bierce

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 5.99

    The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881. In this book , Ambrose Bierce skewers far more the world of politics, but it is the political realm where Bierce's observations are astonishingly and depressingly relevant a centry later. more...

  • The Deeper Meaning of Liffby Douglas Adams; John Lloyd

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 13.99

    A rollicking, thought-provoking dictionary for the modern age, featuring definitions for those things we don't have words for, from the New York Times bestselling author behind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , Douglas Adams, and TV producer John Lloyd. Does the sensation of Tingrith (1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when... more...

  • German Phrases For Dummiesby Paulina Christensen; Anne Fox

    Wiley 2005; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.99

    Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak German - instantly! Traveling to Germany but don't know German? Taking German at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking German in no time. Discover how to: Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers,... more...

  • Scientifically Speakingby C.C. Gaither; Alma E Cavazos-Gaither

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 87.95

    In these days of ever-increasing specialization, it is important to gain a broad appreciation of science. Entertaining and informative, Scientifically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations, Second Edition contains the words and wisdom of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets, and academics. The largest compilation of published science... more...