The Word-Lover's Lexicon (Paperback)

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The Word-Lover's Lexicon (Paperback)


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The most entertaining book about words you can find

The Word-Lover's Lexicon offers...

- Nearly 2,000 words, including the ones you meant to look up but didn't (fractious, limpid, overweening); interesting concepts and unusual practices (duende, nepenthe, couvade); things you didn't know the names for (tragus, plinth, chalaza); words you may never have seen before (menhir, callipygian, eructation); and much, much more.

- Witty, elegant, and quirky quotations from literature and journalism: dazzling examples of the words in use, by our most skillful writers.

- Vintage illustrations, jokes, and anecdotes.

- A list of "The Ones You Really Should Know."

The Lexicon groups related words together instead of just listing them alphabetically. Among the categories: words that name personality types; "Things You Don't Run Into Every Day"; foreign words and phrases; Shakespearean vocabulary; and terminology from architecture, art, music, law, and religion.

Whether you're a writer, a reader, a teacher, a Scrabble player, or just someone who enjoys language, you'll find delights on every page of The Word-Lover's Lexicon.

A great book for your bedside table-and the perfect gift for the word-lover in your life.

Product Details ISBN: 9798218124670
Publisher: Dana Books
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2022
Pages: 400
Language: English