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The highly selective dictionary of golden adjectives for the extraordinarily literate

1st ed.

Published by HarperResource in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Your English teacher told you they were the enemy of nouns, but renowned lexicographer Eugene Ehrlich gives these 850 "golden" adjectives the star treatment they deserve. With concise definitions and instructive usage examples, this compendius, trenchant, laudable and all-around fantabulous volume will put panache back into your prose.Adjectives have long suffered from bad press. For many years, English teachers have been fond of telling students that "adjectives are the enemy of nouns, and adverbs are the enemy of everything else."While it's still advisable to heed your English teacher's advice on most other matters, The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate proves that breaking certain rules can make written and spoken language that much livelier, adding much-needed color, style, and adornment. With this addition to the popular Highly Selective series, the "golden" adjective, at last, gets the star treatment it deserves. From adventitious to zaftig, renowned lexicographer Eugene Ehrlich has collected more than 850 of the most interesting and engaging adjectives in the English language and has provided concise definitions and instructive usage examples. Whether you're a writer, a speaker, or a word buff, this compendious, trenchant, laudable, and all-around fantabulous volume will help you put panache back into your prose.

Edition Notes

Genre
Dictionaries.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
423/.1
Library of Congress
PE1241 .E37 2002

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvi, 253 p. ;
Number of pages
253

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3670406M
Internet Archive
highlyselectived00ehrl_1
ISBN 10
0060186364
LC Control Number
2002726872
OCLC/WorldCat
50247111
Library Thing
125286
Goodreads
216486
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