A New Dictionary of Art

One Word - 3000 Definitions


Author: Robert Good

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912384006

Category: Art

Page: 230

View: 759

What is Art? This addictively compelling Dictionary has been painstakingly compiled from over 3000 definitions of 'Art' found online. Every conceivable opinion is here, lovingly edited & annotated to the point of absurdity. A wonderfully energising summation of all the potentials that Art can be.

The Big Book of Words You Should Know

Over 3,000 Words Every Person Should be Able to Use (And a few that you probably shouldn't)


Author: David Olsen,Michelle Bevilacqua,Justin Cord Hayes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440520771

Category: Reference

Page: 448

View: 8653

Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

Smart Words

Vocabulary for the Erudite


Author: Mim Harrison

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101051043

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 7953

How and where to use 500 of the words that make you sound more cultured, worldly, and downright smart. Whoever said sounding smart had to be painful? It's all in how you acquire the "ten-dollar words" of English. Smart Words makes fast and smooth learning of words such as prelapsarian, sedulous, sybaritic and draconian. How? By sticking to ultra-simple definitions, then offering a memorable--and often funny--description of when or why to use the word. A sample sentence shows you how. And the phonetics are a snap. Here's the description of sybaritic, defined as luxurious: "Make that luxurious with a capital S. The word got its start from Sybaris, an ancient Greek city known for being a tad over the top in the pamper-me department." Whether you're a word lover, a fan of quirky reference books, or simply in need of a vocabulary makeover, Smart Words will help you be smart(er) about the words you use and the way you use them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Granite Monthly

A Magazine of Literature, History and State Progress


Author: Henry Harrison Metcalf,John Norris McClintock

Publisher: N.A


Category: Local history

Page: N.A

View: 4337

Contains articles on the White Mountains and a map.

Webster's New World Compact Desk Dictionary and Style Guide


Author: Michael Agnes

Publisher: Webster's New World

ISBN: 9780028621555

Category: Authorship

Page: 637

View: 8187

Combining a concise and compact dictionary with an expert guide to grammar, usage, and punctuation, this book helps users put their best foot forward when communicating. It contains more than 58,000 up-to-date entries, with clear, concise definitions that give the precise information busy people need. The style guide offers clear advice on the rules of written and spoken English.

The Scholastic Dictionary of Spelling

Over 15,000 Words


Author: Marvin Terban

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606185950

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 6545

Provides a source for proper spelling, spelling rules, and a "misspeller's dictionary," in a volume that includes more than fifteen thousand words and that offers frequently used proper nouns for school reports.

The New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

What Your Child Needs to Know


Author: Eric Donald Hirsch,William G. Rowland,Michael Stanford

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618408535

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 306

View: 1660

Provides an outline of the knowledge that should be acquired by the end of sixth grade in twenty-one subject areas.

Longman Dictionary of American English


Author: - Pearson Education,Pearson Education Limited

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780132449793

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1179

View: 7833

A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge; with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use


Author: William Thomas Brande

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 1423

View: 2750

Merriam-Webster's First Dictionary


Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam Webster

ISBN: 9780877792741

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 448

View: 477

Introduces young readers to approximately three thousand words in a revised reference which includes definitions, common phrases, and usage examples in age-appropriate language.