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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.
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries
by Kory Stamper

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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<b>Do you have strong feelings about the word “irregardless”? Have you ever tried to define the word “is”? Brimming with intelligence and personality, this vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made is a must-read for word mavens. </b><br /><br />Many of us take dictionaries for granted, and few may realize that the process of writing dictionaries is, in fact, as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp wit and irreverence, Kory Stamper cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language. She explains why small words are the most difficult to define, how it can take nine months to define a single word, and how our biases about language and pronunciation can have tremendous social influence. And along the way, she reveals little-known surprises—for example, the fact that “OMG” was first used in a letter to Winston Churchill in 1917. <br /><br /><i>Word by Word </i>brings to life the hallowed halls (and highly idiosyncratic cubicles) of Merriam-Webster, a startlingly rich world inhabited by quirky and erudite individuals who quietly shape the way we communicate. Certain to be a delight for all lovers of words, Stamper’s debut will make you laugh as much as it makes you appreciate 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>
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 />
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.
Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Wo...
by , Merrill F. Unger

Language

English

Pages

1184

Publication Date

August 26, 1996

Product Description
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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>
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>
Webster's Third New International Dictionary Unabridged
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

2662

Publication Date

November 30, 1992

Product Description
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<p>The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary available!</p><ul><li>Over 476,000 entries</li><li>Updated with new words and meanings</li><li>Look up words while reading or open dictionary from Library to search for terms</li><li>160,000 etymologies describing word origins</li><li>340,000 example sentences and quotations</li><li>Over 500,000 definitions</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>
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary for Children
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

647

Publication Date

January 01, 2010

Product Description
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<p>A dictionary written especially for the needs of children grades 3-5 (ages 8-11).</p><ul><li>More than 36,000 entries with abundant usage sentences and phrases</li><li>Hundreds of illustrations, photographs, and diagrams</li><li>Nearly 350 word history and synonym paragraphs</li><li>Special sections include U.S. Presidents, Signs and Symbols, Commonly Confused and Misspelled Words, and a guide to punctuation, capitals, and italics.</li></ul>
The Technology Basics Dictionary: Computer Science Basic Dictiona...
by The Tech Academy

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

November 18, 2017

Product Description
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This dictionary defines technical terms in a way that the average person and even younger people can understand.

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