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The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

743

Publication Date

August 11, 2014

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<p>The book that millions of SCRABBLE players consider the only necessary resource.</p> Perfect for club and school play.
Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

865

Publication Date

March 01, 2016

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<p>A guide to the essential language of today’s medicine and health care, providing up-to-date coverage of terminology from all major fields of medical practice and research.</p><br /><ul><li>More than 39,000 medical terms with pronunciations</li><li>Covers brand names and generic equivalents of common drugs</li><li>1,000 new entries including <i>antibiotic lock, chemo brain, diabesity, gastric banding, prebiotic,</i> and <i>sarcopenia</i> and brand names such as <i>Abilify, Chantix,</i> and <i>Enbrel</i>.</li></ul><p>Compatible with Kindle Oasis, Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, Kindle Fire with Fire OS 4.0+, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch, Kindle for Android (version 4.0+), and Kindle for iPad/iPhone (version 4.0+). Not compatible with Kindle Fire 1st/2nd generation, Kindle for PC, or other Kindle apps.</p>
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries
by Kory Stamper

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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<i>“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.”</i><br /> <i> </i><br /> With wit and irreverence, Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. <br />  <br /> Filled with fun facts—for example, the first documented usage of “OMG” was in a letter to Winston Churchill—and Stamper’s own stories from the linguistic front lines (including how she became America’s foremost “irregardless” apologist, despite loathing the word), <i>Word by Word</i> is an endlessly entertaining look at the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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<p>You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase.</p> <p>This hardcover version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, is jacketed, has a navy kivar binding, and is plain-edged (no thumb indexing). For this new edition, America's largest staff of lexicographers made more than 100,000 changes and added more than 10,000 new words and senses, such as 'convergence', 'Frankenfood', 'phat', 'psyops, and 'vermiculture'. The Eleventh Edition also features over 40,000 usage examples - more than ever before - which clarify confused or disputed terms. Additionally, thousands of phrases and idioms help distinguish vocabulary for language learners. Special sections include A Handbook of Style, An Essay on the English Language, and Signs and Symbols. Over 55 million copies of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary have been sold, spanning a time period of over 100 years.</p>
DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH FAMILY NAMES: Based On Place And Including ...
by Benjamin Bell

Language

English

Pages

381

Publication Date

January 21, 2018

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THIS DICTIONARY IS UNIQUE AND SPECIAL. For it lists english family <br />names derived from place. English surnames based on place form the largest<br />group of family names. They are extensive and found in every county and region. <br /><br />A number are well-known. Many though are less seen or uncommon. And a <br />portion obscure or only found today in one county.<br /><br />This dictionary is both a guide and reference.<br /> Notes are provided to aid the reader and researcher.<br /><br />Norman family names are also listed. These are based on estates once held<br />in France. For many norman families came to settle in England and brought<br />with them the memory of their original dwelling place in their last name.<br /><br />Norman family names found in this dictionary include Caley, Cambray <br />Cantellow, Carvill, Challis, Chellens, Dabney, Dalton, Damerell, Darcy, <br />Darell, Darke and Daubeney <br />Plus Marney, Marvel, Molyneux, Mountjoy and Mortboys.<br /><br />Rare english family names found in this dictionary include Accum,<br /> Adney, Airy, Aisthrope, Allbritton, Ansford, Arrington, Ashness, <br />Atherden, Austerbury, Bamsey, Barkway, Barney and Barrowcliffe.<br />Plus Mattersey, Meddon, Mendham, Merrington and Munden.<br /><br />Family names with interesting meanings and origins include<br />Akers, Allwork, Anglezark, Applewaite, Atyeo, Baldrick, Bampfylde, <br />Beavor, Beckes, Bendish, Checkin, Chessel, Childwick , Chilson, <br />Chinley, Coppock, Copperwheat, Cowgill and Cowlan.<br /><br />Here are some english family names that contain 'white'<br />Whitehall, Whitehurst, Whitelaw, Whiterod, Whiteside and Whiteway.<br />Plus a few with 'red'<br />Reddish, Reddix, Redgrave, Redholes and Redlynch.<br /><br />Some english family names look like they are derived from place names.<br />But are not. They are included in this dictionary. So for example Ashplant, <br />Boneham, Deathridge, Eastment, Freestone, Hiphouse, Jerningham <br />and Lovewell.<br /><br />
MASTER LISTS FOR WRITERS: Thesauruses, Plots, Character Traits, N...
by Bryn Donovan

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 26, 2015

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Get inspired...stay inspired. <br />Write faster...write more!<br /><br />MASTER LISTS FOR WRITERS makes “show, don’t tell” much easier and helps you figure out your story more quickly. In this book, you’ll find: <br /><br />• lists of phrases for describing facial expressions, body language, gestures, physical appearance, and emotions<br />• 175 master plot ideas, including romance, high-stakes, family, and workplace stories<br />• lists of words for writing action scenes and love scenes <br />• inspiration for figuring out character traits and quirks, backstories, occupations, motivations, and goals<br />• lists for describing settings and writing dialogue<br />• lists of good character names for contemporary stories...plus medieval England, Regency England, Wild West, and WWII settings<br />• and more!<br /><br />Whether you’re writing novels or short fiction, screenwriting, or any other kind of storytelling, MASTER LISTS FOR WRITERS is a rich source of inspiration you’ll turn to again and again.<br /><br />This book contains adult language. <br />
Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Wo...
by , Merrill F. Unger

Language

English

Pages

1184

Publication Date

August 26, 1996

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<p>A Nelson exclusive. Study the meaning of biblical words in the original languages-without spending years learning Greek or Hebrew. This classic reference tool has helped thousands dig deeper into the meaning of the biblical text. Explains over 6,000 key biblical words. Includes a brand new comprehensive topical index that enables you to study biblical topics more thoroughly than ever before.</p>
Japanese Dictionary Top, 1000 Commonly Used Kanji: -The Best Dic...
by MICHI HIKARU

Language

English

Pages

64

Publication Date

January 22, 2018

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The Japanese language is actually very simple, the Japanese writing system incorporates three main types of script kanji, hiragana and katakana. This book make learning Japanese easier and more effective for beginners. In this book, top 1000 commonly used kanji in daily life are provided with pronunciation in Romaji and English meaning.<br /><br />This book can be used for self-study. This book includes many elementary kanji (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4). This methods in this book have helped hundreds of students in the world to successfully learning basic Japanese language for everyday conversation.
The Writer's Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
by Kathy Steinemann

Language

English

Pages

318

Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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You just read your manuscript and discovered that your characters nod like marionettes in every chapter. When they're not nodding, they roll their eyes.<br /><br />Time to slash the Pinocchio strings and turn them into real people. Award-winning author Kathy Steinemann provides the tools. She cuts through the so-called rules and offers simple solutions.<br /><br />Too many repetitions of "little"? There's a cure for that. Do you rely on "very" too often? There's a cure for that too. You'll find the remedies in this book's dispensary.<br /><br />Should you ever use anything other than "said" to attribute dialogue? Are exclamation points taboo? The answers might surprise you.<br /><br />Learn how to harness body language, purge hackneyed adjectives, and draw on the environment for ambience. No more wooden characters. You'll transform them into believable personalities that your readers will learn to love. Or hate.<br /><br />Get in the driver's seat, relax, and enjoy your journey<span>--</span>with Kathy Steinemann's book as your GPS.
Words that Sell, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Thesaurus to H...
by Richard Bayan

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

April 05, 2006

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<p><b>More than 6,000 words and phrases that make the difference between "yadda-yadda-yadda" and copy that sells</b></p> <p>Looking for a better way to say "authentic?" <i>Words That Sell</i> gives you 57 alternatives. How about "appealing?" Take your pick from 76 synonyms. You'll even find more than 100 variations on "exciting." Fully updated and expanded, this edition of the copywriting classic is packed with inspiration-on-demand for busy professionals who need to win customers--by mail, online, or in person.</p> <ul> <li>More than 75 lists of powerful and persuasive words and phrases, including 21 new lists for this edition</li> <li>Cross-referencing of categories to jump-start creative thinking</li> <li>A crash course in basic copywriting techniques</li> <li>Helpful lists of commonly misspelled words, confusing words, pretentious phrases to avoid, and more</li> </ul> <p><i>Roget's</i> is fine for writing term papers and letters to the editor, but when it comes to the business of writing copy that translates into sales, there is no substitute for <i>Words That Sell</i>.</p> <p><b>Find the perfect words and phrases to win over customers</b></p> <p><b>Grabbers that get attention:</b><br /><br />No-risk offer * One day only! * No strings attached! * What have you got to lose? * All the right ingredients * Inside information * Do you enjoy...? * Leap into...</p> <p><b>Descriptions and benefits that create appeal:</b><br /><br />Irresistible * winning * zesty * huggable * satisfying * You'll fall in love with...* Your ticket to... * king-size * Gives you the power * baby-soft *</p> <p><b>Clinchers to win over your customer:</b><br /><br />Reap the benefits today * Don't miss out! * No risk now, no risk later! * You can do it!* You be the judge * Send for our free catalog * 100% satisfaction guarantee</p> <p><b>Special strategies that seal the deal:</b><br /><br />Five-star quality * You're worth it * Don't fall for... * We make life easier * You're one of a select few... * discriminating * Your thoughtful gift</p>

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