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The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)

By Peter E. Meltzer

With over twenty percentage extra fabric, a needs to for any lover of unique words.

This wonderful and informative reference gains subtle and remarkable choices to universal phrases including no-fail courses to utilization. heading off conventional thesauruses’ mundane synonym offerings, Peter E. Meltzer places every one word―whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous―in context by utilizing examples from a large variety of latest books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new creation makes the case for why we should always widen our vocabulary and use the only correct note. This groundbreaking glossary is still a distinct enterprise, one who enriches your writing whereas assisting you discover the correct observe.

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Handle: 1 Dunkley Ave. variety: Six-bedroom return-veranda sandstone villa, 3 bogs. All 3 toilets have black and white tessellated flooring. (Author no longer given, sleek kinfolk domestic With background, The Advertiser, 07-07- 2001. ) Cheek (of or bearing on) adj. : buccal. ▮ Eli Lilly is constructing a buccal inhaler that offers insulin through mouth, to be absorbed in the course of the partitions of the internal cheeks. (Laura universal, medication 2010 - Custom-Tailored medicinal drugs Coming of Age, scientific publish, 05-22- 2001. ) cheekbone (of or on the subject of) adj. : malar. ▮ simply because the malar fats pads, which began over your cheekbones, have slipped an inch or and are dragging down the comers of your mouth, if you happen to need to cross round having a look like a perpetual sourpuss? (Patricia McLaughlin, Face It: Forces of Gravity Are starting to express within the replicate, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 08-04-1994, p. nine. ) cheer (persons employed to ... at a functionality) n. : claque. SEE APPLAUD joyful adj. : eupeptic. ▮ [Artist Keith] Haring has little to precise past a imprecise pleasantness, a whiff of happiness. Any try at actual feeling is instantly deflected and thwarted by means of a blithely eupeptic tone that was once intrinsic to his paintings: his AIDS photograph turns out as harmless as his radiant infants and his barking canine. (James Gardner, Radiant child, nationwide evaluate, 10-27-1997, p. fifty eight. ) (2) pleased adj. : riant [This note comes the French and is usually outlined (in either French and English) as “cheerful” and occasionally as “laughing. ” given that these phrases are frequently now not precisely synonymous, it's open to query even if it applies to a happy one that isn't really giggling, even if in keeping with the (few) examples stumbled on of the observe, it truly is my view that the observe does surround the wider thought of cheerfulness, and never simply the narrower inspiration of guffawing. ] ▮ My spouse was once having fun with the thing via John van Tiggelen on Noel Pearson within the solid Weekend until eventually she encountered the word “the riant Peter Costello. ”... I nodded understandingly. “Probably provide him a great chortle while he reads it,” I stated. “He appears to be like a happy bloke within the picture. ” (Paul Roberts [letter writer], worthy amusing, Sydney Morning bring in, 02-18-1994. ) (3) pleased adj. : Falstaffian. SEE JOVIAL (4) joyful (as in rosy) adj. : roseate cheerfulness (causing or tending to provide ... ) adj. : felicific. SEE HAPPINESS cheerless (as in one who by no means laughs) n. : agelast . SEE HUMORLESS cheese (of or akin to) adj. : caseous. ▮ A sq. of infrequent Tibetan [very previous] cheese has [sold at Sotheby’s auction].... This cheese — don’t chuckle — has been named “Eye of the Tiger. ” as a result, the fee that Simon Perry paid was once stiff. even if, caseous attract ripens with age. (Author no longer given, Listener Letters deal with weapons, energy strains and Cheese, All issues thought of [NPR], 02-11-1993. ) adored (household goods) n. , pl. : lares and penates. SEE TREASURES chunk v. t. , v. i. : masticate. ▮ In its so much pristine presentation, the simplest Kava is produced now not with a grinder or a pestle, yet masticated by way of younger, chaste women.

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