The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Difficult Words
This dictionary covers tricky words and includes pronunciation, parts of speech, and concise definitions for each word, sample sentences to reinforce correct usage, specialized technical terms, and more.
Paperback, 496 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Berkley
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Aug 19, 2007 Lafcadio rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Doug
I once had a friend try to find a word in this book I didn't know. He quizzed me on "Forbodying." What? Hadn't heard of that word... Tried to come to some sort of conclusion using roots. No dice. Finally, I asked him to spell it. F-O-R-E-B-O-D-I-N-G he said. Oh, Foreboding! A sense of impending doom, right? The smug look went away. He could only win at this game as long as he mispronounced words.
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