|The go-to guide for finding those exceptional and unexpected words that will bring your writing to the next level.
Do you find that your regular thesaurus spits out the same old words
already running through your head? Are the lists boring, repetitive,
and generally unhelpful?
Peter E. Meltzer thought so and decided to create a unique thesaurus
that would offer interesting, original synonyms along with contextual
examples. He quotes from a range of recent media—including books
and hundreds of magazines and newspapers—to reassure readers that
though the words might be unfamiliar, they are all completely
legitimate words in current use.
| The first edition was the top-selling thesaurus in the United States on numerous occasions.
The second edition has been expanded by 50 percent and includes a new
introduction that lays out the goals and methods of the thesaurus.
This highly entertaining
and informative book is truly a dream come true, not only for
logophiles but for anyone wishing to enhance their writing through
these wonderful words.
Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words
by Peter E. Meltzer
W. W. Norton &