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Kyokugen no Eitango Nikan (Japanese Edition)
by narishika

Language

Japanese

Pages

269

Publication Date

August 16, 2017

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 本書は『極限の英単語』の第2巻となります。『極限の英単語』は、各巻に3,000語を収録しており、全4巻で12,000語を網羅しています。本書では、15,001語から18,000語までの3,000語を、1,000語ずつアルファベット順に収録しています。なお、それ以前の単語については、学習していることを前提としています。また、見出し語には要約した語義のみが記載してあります。例文などはありませんので、ご注意ください。<br /><br />【収録単語例 15001-16000語】<br />acolyte / albatross / anchorman / arrhythmia / bailiff / bloodshot / boxcar / boxwood / burp / catch-22 / chickpea / chow / colander / copycat / crawfish / croquet / crowbar / crustacean / dyslexia / eardrum / earlobe / egret / feline / firehouse / frigate / gargoyle / gavel / ginseng / glaucoma / gnat / gunship / heist / herbivore / hodgepodge / hydrangea / latrine / laundromat / lectern / lollipop / obstetrics / outboard / oxymoron / palmetto / partridge / pharaoh / phonograph / possum / sandbar / scrounge / sentinel / showbiz / slurp / smorgasbord / spigot / sprain / squish / still-life / stork / triage / viola / vita<br /><br />【収録単語例 16001-17000語】<br />abrogate / arroyo / aureus / beeline / blotter / bottom-line / bullhorn / busboy / cannabis / carrion / chimera / conquistador / diorama / dovetail / emporium / ergonomic / fjord / floodgate / flotilla / frostbite / fugue / guacamole / harpoon / hula / humpback / kudzu / licorice / lint / missive / molar / napa / nirvana / nub / ogre / ontology / pacifier / parapet / petri / popsicle / purgatory / quince / ratchet / russet / sanctum / shamrock / singe / spartan / spiel / splint / stodgy / stylus / swathe / tabernacle / tamp / tepee / toiletry / tryst / wacko / yak / zeitgeist<br /><br />【収録単語例 17001-18000語】<br />alabaster / atoll / balustrade / banquette / bimbo / bleep / blimp / bloodbath / bootleg / briar / buckskin / burro / byline / cabby / candelabra / carbine / chipotle / codex / colorectal / daredevil / decanter / defrost / dervish / eke / elope / ersatz / famished / footman / gazelle / geezer / golem / gossamer / governess / haywire / hex / honeycomb / isthmus / junket / lambast / laxative / lilt / livery / lozenge / mojo / osprey / pageantry / paisley / porpoise / portobello / quiche / rickshaw / roe / tiara / tomboy / torrid / valise / vixen / voyeur / walk-up / walrus / yew
Jonathan Swift’s Word-Book: A Vocabulary Compiled for Esther Jo...
by Panthea Reid

Language

English

Pages

266

Publication Date

August 31, 2017

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<span><span>This </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Word-Book </span><span>is presumably the only work of Jonathan Swift’s not in print, until now.</span><span style="font-style:italic;"> </span><span>Since the 1690s, Swift had been formulating a list of words and definitions for his protégé Esther Johnson, beginning with terms from the </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Book of Common Prayer</span><span>. His was apparently an on-going list, kept rather haphazardly, with open spaces for adding new words. About 1710, when Swift was in London, Johnson, in Dublin, set out to formalize the dictionary, copying out Swift’s words and definitions to make an orderly and careful book with no blank spaces. Probably in 1713, when Swift returned to Ireland, Johnson presented her </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Word-Book</span><span> to him, but his school-masterly corrections of her work may have offended her. After Johnson’s death in 1728, Swift gave the </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Word-Book </span><span>to their mutual friend, Elizabeth Sican. It was passed down over generations, until in 1976, the young American Swiftian A. C. Elias, Jr., bought it, intending to edit it in his old age. Before his early death of lung cancer in 2008, Elias asked John Fischer to assume the challenge of bringing the book into print. Fischer took on the task until 2015, when he too died of a lung disease. His wife Panthea Reid completed the task for her husband. This volume includes illustrations from the original book, a transcript of it with schematic indications of Swift’s corrections, essays and appendices by Fischer and Elias, tracing provenance, exploring the social and psychological milieu in which the book was written, and tracking Swift’s work as a lexicographer. This appearance of Swift’s last book to be printed is a publishing event.</span></span>
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus
by Merriam-Webster Inc.

Language

English

Pages

940

Publication Date

December 03, 2009

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<P>Combines the meanings, pronunciations, and grammar advice of a dictionary with the synonyms and antonyms of a thesaurus.   Includes nearly 60,000 alphabetical dictionary entries and more than 13,000 thesaurus entries.  Abundant example phrases offer clear and concise word guidance.  Based on the best-selling <EM>Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary.</EM></P><br /><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. Compatible with Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, Kindle Fire with Fire OS 4+, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch, Kindle DX, Kindle for Android (version 4.0+), and Kindle for iPad/iPhone (version 4.0+). Default dictionary feature is not supported on Kindle for Mac, Kindle for PC, or Kindle Fire 1st/2nd generation.</p>
Vocabulary Words Brilliance: Learn How to Quickly and Creatively ...
by , Diana Ortiz

Language

English

Pages

270

Publication Date

July 15, 2017

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When you get this book today, and whether you're studying for college entrance exams such as the SAT, ACT, GRE or just want to improve your active vocabulary mental library, you will find Vocabulary Words Brilliance as the perfect book to help guide you through the process of quickly and creatively memorize any English Vocab Word!<br /><br />Memory Master Champion, Luis Angel, teaches you the creative story telling techniques that the top memory athletes use in order to memorize a vast amount of information very quickly and with perfect recall! You will notice how your brilliant mind can easily remember words such as Benevolent, Pulchritude, and Gregarious after applying the fun methods taught in this book. <br /><br /><br /><br />
Fiction Writers' Phrase Book: Essential Reference and Thesaurus f...
by Jackson Dean Chase

Language

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

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>
The Complete Illustrated Book of Development Definitions
by Harvey S. Moskowitz

Language

English

Pages

669

Publication Date

July 05, 2017

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The latest edition of The Illustrated Book of Development Definitions breaks new ground. It addresses traditional and new planning problems: natural and industrial disasters such as hurricanes and oil spills; new housing types and living accommodations; changes in urban design and practice like new urbanism; sustainability; pedestrian and bicycle friendly environments; and more.  Joining Harvey S. Moskowitz and Carl G. Lindbloom, authors of the first three editions, are two prominent, nationally known planners: David Listokin and Richard Preiss. Attorney Dwight H. Merriam adds legal annotations to almost all 2,276 definitions. These citations from court decisions bridge the gap between land use theory and real world application, bringing a new dimension to this edition.  More than 20,000 copies of previous editions were sold over four decades to professionals and government representatives, such as members of planning and zoning boards and municipal governing bodies. This first revision in ten years updates what is widely acknowledged as an essential, standard reference for planners.
The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their ...
by Phil Cousineau

Language

English

Pages

434

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of these painted words, logophile and mythologist Phil Cousineau begins each fascinating word entry with his own brief definition. He then fills it in with a tint of etymology and a smattering of quotes that show how the word is used, ending with a list of companion words. The words themselves range from commonplace — like biscuit, a twice-baked cake for Roman soldiers — to loanwords including chaparral, from the Basque shepherds who came to the American West; words from myths, such as hector; metamorphosis words, like silly, which evolved holy to goofy in a mere thousand years; and words well worthy of revival, such as carrytale, a wandering storyteller. Whether old-fangled or brand new, all the words included in The Painted Word possess an ineffable quality that makes them luminous.
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.
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 />

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