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Tuesday, 01 February 2011 19:10

Author: Peter E. Meltzer 
Publisher: Marion Street Press, Oak Park, IL
ISBN: 0-9729937-8-9

Move over, Roget, now finally - after 10 years of labor - there's a thesaurus for the rest of us (Mensans). As the title implies, this one contains harder and more sophisticated words, plus it includes a clarifier that adds nuances or specifics (e.g., he cites 32 different words for "woman":

slender? - sylph, impish? - gamine, coarse? - fishwife, etc.) And it contains examples taken from current books, periodicals and newspapers to show proper usage and proof that the words are not only real but also contemporary and in play.

 

 
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