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Dictionnaire de la langue verte (French Edition)
by Alfred Delvau

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French

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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Alfred Delvau, né en 1825 à Paris où il est mort le 3 mai 1867, à 42 ans, est un journaliste et écrivain français.
Aprender Italiano: Malas palabras - Insultos - Palabras sobre el ...
by Carlos Aguerro

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Spanish

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Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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¿Cómo decir malas palabras en <b>Italiano</b>?<br />Si usted quiere satisfacer su curiosidad, este librito es para usted.<br /><br />Para su conveniencia, lo dividí en cuatro secciones: expresiones y exclamaciones de ira o frustración, blasfemias, insultos y por último, palabras referentes al sexo.<br /><br />Tengo una recomendación para usted: ¡diviértase! Y por una vez en la vida, ¡olvide las formalidades!<br /><br /><i>Por el mismo autor</i>: <br /><br /><b>Aprender Italiano: Refranes - Modismos - Expresiones populares</b>
Dicionario Nheengatu Portugues (Portuguese Edition)
by Jose Carlos Filho

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Portuguese

Pages

68

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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It is a nheengatu dictionary. Nheengatu (good language), a Brazilian language from the Tupi-guarani proto-group, which emerged from the state of Maranhão, in the sixteenth century, from the Tupinambá spoken by Indians and “cabocos” of the region and has been developed with loan words of Portuguese. As soon became the general language of the Amazonian populations and spread to the most remote corners, having suffered numerous pressures to its total clearance but responded bravely. Indian nations as Baré, Baniwa Werekena use it as their mother tongue, after they lost their original languages by pressure from non-Indians. In 2006 it was officiated by the Municipality of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, in the Amazonas State along with the Baniwa and Tucano languages.
Writer's Craft (26 Book Series)
by , Alexander Draghici

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English

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Publication Date

December 31, 1969

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<b>From Book 1:</b> <h1>How To Write Exciting, Realistic Action Scenes</h1><p>Do you struggle with fight scenes? Has your editor told you the novel is brilliant - except for this part?</p><h2>Learn step-by-step how to create fictional fights that leave the reader breathless with excitement. </h2><p>The book gives you:</p><p><strong>* A six-part structure to use as blueprint for your scene.</strong><br /><strong>* Tricks how to combine fighting with dialogue</strong><br /><strong>* Information about swords, daggers and other weapons, and suggestions how to write about them</strong></p><p>It helps you to decide:</p><p><strong>* What's the best weapon for your character</strong><br /><strong>* Where the scene takes place</strong><br /><strong>* Which senses to use, how and when</strong><br /><strong>* How much violence your fight needs</strong></p><p>It shows you, step by step:</p><p><strong>* How to write battles, riots, brawls and duels</strong><br /><strong>* How our character can get out of trouble with self-defence techniques</strong><br /><strong>* How to make the reader root for your hero</strong><br /><strong>* Techniques for creating a sense of realism</strong><br /><strong>* How to adapt your writing style to the fast pace of the action</strong><br /><strong>* How to stir the readers' emotion</strong></p><p>Are you writing a thriller, a murder mystery, an action-adventure tale, historical fiction, a fantasy novel or a paranormal romance? Whatever your genre, this guide has professional techniques you can use. For the specific requirements of your story, there are sections on</p><p><strong>* Fighting animals, including weres</strong><br /><strong>* How magicians fight with magical weapons</strong><br /><strong>* Male and female warriors</strong><br /><strong>* Costuming and armour</strong><br /><strong>* Siege warfare</strong><br /><strong>* Naval battles and how pirates capture ships</strong><br /><strong>* How to build erotic tension in a fight scenes</strong></p><p>and much more!</p><p>If you're a veteran warrior, this book shows how to turn your experience and skills into compelling prose.</p><p>If you've never held a weapon and are clueless about fights, this book guides you step-by-step to create a plausible fight scene and avoid embarrassing blunders.</p><p>Please note: This book assumes that you have some fiction writing experience. You'll benefit most if you've already mastered the basics of the craft and want to learn specialist techniques. It is not recommend for absolute beginners.</p><p>This is the original bestseller published in 2011 and revised in 2014. To see if this book would be helpful for you, try the free sample. Click<em> Look Inside</em> or <em>Send Sample Now</em>.</p>
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries
by Kory Stamper

Language

English

Pages

320

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.
The Writer's Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
by Kathy Steinemann

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English

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Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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You’re a writer. You just read your manuscript and discovered your characters nodding like marionettes in every chapter. When they’re not nodding, they’re rolling their eyes.<br /><br />Oops.<br /><br />Time to slash the Pinocchio strings and turn them into real live people. Award-winning author Kathy Steinemann will provide 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, cut hackneyed adjectives, and draw on the environment for ambience. No more wooden characters. You’ll transform them into believable personalities your readers will learn to love. Or hate.<br /><br />Get in the driver’s seat, relax, and enjoy your journey—with Kathy Steinemann’s book as your GPS.
Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Writers: Over 2,300 Emotive, Evoca...
by , Robert W Bly

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English

Pages

450

Publication Date

December 03, 2013

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<h2>The ultimate tool for writers!</h2><BR>Whether you're crafting the next great American novel or pounding away at a last-minute blog entry, there will come a time in the process when you struggle to find just the perfect word or phrase. Under the time-tested banner of Roget's Thesaurus, this collection will quickly become the most essential tool on your desk when you're working on your next piece. Far from an ordinary word list, each entry in this book is organized by meaning and offers a list of compelling word choices that relate to the ideas you'd like to use. It also provides a pronunciation guide, definition, antonyms, synonyms, and a sample sentence for each listing. Filled with thousands of unique and compelling words, this book will help you find inspiration, expand your vocabulary, and create one-of-a-kind sentences for any writing assignment.<BR><BR>With <i>Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Writers</i>, you'll set your projects in the right direction and engage your audience--one word at a time.
Speak German like a Native Speaker: Von Anfang An 1 (Familie Mül...
by Nika Aures

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German

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Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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ENDLICH!<br /><br />It’s finally time to put away the textbooks and start sounding like a real native speaker, because no native speaker talks like they do in the textbooks. <br />Based on a concept developed by a language-learning expert with almost ten years of teaching experience, this book contains all the fixed expressions and phrases that native speakers know and use on a daily basis and you can now, too.<br />Thanks to this book, you can eavesdrop on real day-to-day conversations between a German family and learn all the idiomatic expressions and fixed phrases that make native speakers sound … well, like native speakers. <br /><br />Meet <br />Mutter Anne, an organization talent and clean freak by day and occasional student by night.<br />Vater Hannes, who loves his work, but loves his family even more.<br />Tochter Eva, diligent and hard-working college student and <br />Sohn Phillip, who loves his gadgets, and school, well, not so much. <br /><br />With their help, you will know all the idioms and phrases that native speakers use and sounding stiff and stilted, like you swallowed a textbook, will be a thing of the past. <br /><br />GOTT SEI DANK!<br /> <br />
Fiction Writers' Phrase Book: Essential Reference and Thesaurus f...
by Jackson Dean Chase

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English

Pages

60

Publication Date

May 05, 2016

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<h2><i>Hurry, we've discounted this #1 best seller to $0.99 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY — ACT NOW!</i></h2><br /><h2>INSTANTLY WRITE BETTER FICTION!</h2><p>Do you write novels or short stories in the action, fantasy, horror, post-apocalypse, or sci-fi genres? Do you suffer writer's block?</p><p>This <b>short 60-page sampler</b> of the #1 best selling <i>Writers' Phrase Books</i> series is sure to help you learn how to <b>quickly write bold descriptive phrases the fast, easy way</b>. This fun guide features <b>over 500 exciting ways</b> to describe weapons, wounds, wild animals, weather, emotions, dangerous places, and more, plus a <b>combat thesaurus</b> that covers everything, from attack to defense, ranged to melee, and from monsters to magic spells and psychic powers.</p><p>If you write speculative fiction, you won't want to miss the amazing standalone books in this series, which include dedicated phrase books for how to write <i>Action</i>, <i>Fantasy</i>, <i>Horror</i>, <i>Post-Apocalypse</i>, and <i>Science Fiction</i>, all by <b>#1 best selling author</b>, Jackson Dean Chase. The full-length phrase books each contain <b>thousands more instant descriptions</b> for writing your books. You can use them "as is," mix-n-match to create new ones, or use them as inspiration to create your own incredible descriptions. These books are your secret weapon to defeat writer's block. Just flipping through them is guaranteed to generate new ideas in a flash—and not just for descriptions, but for new scenes, even entirely new stories! These books are multi-purpose toolkits intended to take your writing to the next level.</p><p><b>Check out the rest of the series—which Writers' Phrase Book is right for you?</b></p><p></p><li><i>Action Writers' Phrase Book</i> (for authors of action, adventure, historical fiction, and thrillers)</li><p></p><p></p><li><i>Fantasy Writers' Phrase Book</i> (for authors of epic fantasy, medieval historical fiction, and grim sword & sorcery)</li><p></p><p></p><li><i>Horror Writers' Phrase Book</i> (for authors of dark fantasy, horror, paranormal, and urban fantasy)<p></p><p></p></li><li><i>Post-Apocalypse Writers' Phrase Book</i> (for authors of Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Prepper, and Zombie fiction)</li><p></p><p></p><li><i>Science Fiction Writers' Phrase Book</i> (for authors of Cyberpunk, Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Space Marine, and Space Fantasy Adventure — coming soon!)</li><p></p><br /><h2>Who is Jackson Dean Chase?</h2><p>Jackson Dean Chase is a #1 bestselling author who brings you bold visions of dark places. In less than a year, his books have amassed <b>over 100 five-star reviews</b> on the most trusted review sites and been <b>downloaded and enjoyed by over 10,000 fans</b>.</p><h2>Here's what readers are saying about Jackson's books:</h2><ul><li>"[Jackson Dean Chase is] <b>a fresh and powerful new voice</b>." <i>—Terry Trueman, Printz Honor author of </i>Stuck in Neutral</li></ul><ul><li>"[Jackson] <strong>grabs readers from page one</strong>." <i>—Nate Philbrick, author of </i>The Little One</li></ul><ul><li>"<strong>He continues to amaze me</strong> with his creativity..." <i>—Fang-Freakin'-Tastic Reviews</i></li></ul><ul><li>"[Jackson Dean Chase is]...<b>a perfect read</b>..." <i>—Kindle reviewer</i></li></ul><ul><li>"<b>...Refreshing and original</b>..." <i>—Kindle reviewer</i></li></ul><ul><li>“Mr. Chase is an equal opportunity entertainer with a <b>wry sense of humor</b>.” <i>—Frank Fronash, author of Night of the Six-Gun Gorilla</i></li></ul><ul><li>"...<b>...Beautiful words</b>... Chase always leaves you wanting more." <i>—Sherry Rentschler, author of</i> Midnight Sin</li></ul>
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

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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>

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