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Journalese

A Dictionary for Deciphering the News

By Paul Dickson and Robert Skole

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Amazing Words

An Alphabetical Anthology of Alluring, Astonishing, Beguiling, Bewitching, Enchanting, Enthralling, Mesmerizing, Miraculous, Tantalizing, Tempting, and Transfixing Words

By Richard Lederer

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The Dimwit's Dictionary, third edition

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them

By Robert Hartwell Fiske

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An exploration of the English language perfect for word lovers

Amazing Words

An Alphabetical Anthology of Alluring, Astonishing, Beguiling, Bewitching, Enchanting, Enthralling, Mesmerizing, Miraculous, Tantalizing, Tempting, and Transfixing Words

By Richard Lederer

ISBN 9781936863303, Trade Paper

Price $14.95

With fascinating etymologies and letter patterns of more than 400 everyday words, bestselling language writer Richard Lederer offers insights into the more...

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Creative and entertaining original household words passed from generation to generation

Family Words

A Dictionary of the Secret Language of Families

By Paul Dickson

ISBN 9781933338170, Trade Paper

Price $14.95

Providing a vast collection of words developed in households across the country and through the decades, this creative reference book defines crafty w more...

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A delightful, bedazzling, eccentric, amusing, insightful, delectable treat

Favorite Words of Famous People

A Celebration of Superior Words from Writers, Educators, Scientists, and Humorists

By Lewis Frumkes

ISBN 9781933338903, Trade Paper

Price $12.95

The favorite words of 250 of the best and brightest contemporary thinkers and creators are collected in this volume that no self-respecting word lover more...

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The Handy and Hilarious Media-to-English Translator

Journalese

A Dictionary for Deciphering the News

By Paul Dickson and Robert Skole

ISBN 9781936863129, Trade Paper

Price $14.95

A comprehensive A-to-Z dictionary of journalistic buzzwords and phrases, this witty book is both a handy reference and a humorous look at the true abs more...

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A plethora of distinctive words for daily life

The Best Words

More than 200 of the Most Excellent, Most Desirable, Most Suitable, Most Satisfying Words

By Robert Hartwell Fiske

ISBN 9781933338828, Trade Paper

Price $14.95

Nominated by Vocabula Review readers and selected by the author, The Best Words includes choice expressions useful for everyday speaking and writing. more...

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Unique and Challenging Puzzles for Wordplay Lovers

The Big Book of Wordplay Crosswords

Unique and Challenging Puzzles for Wordplay Lovers

By Richard Lederer and Gayle Dean

ISBN 9781936863365, Trade Paper

Price $14.95

A rousing collection of crossword puzzles from humorist and wordplay expert Richard Lederer and award-winning puzzle constructor Gayle Dean, this book more...

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A tool to put a "buzzkill" on buzzwords

The Buzzword Dictionary

1,000 Phrases Translated from Pompous to English

By John Walston

ISBN 9781933338071, Trade Paper

Price $12.95

Pompous jargon pervades English these days, from corporate speak to silly legalisms. This lighthearted look at how English is being mangled reveals th more...

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Offers fresh substitutes for tired language choices

The Dimwit's Dictionary, third edition

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them

By Robert Hartwell Fiske

ISBN 9781933338989, Trade Paper

Price $17.95

This compilation of thousands of overused words and phrases, and alternatives to them, is the ultimate tool for the writer who seeks to weed out commo more...

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The writer's defense against the "Dirty Dozen"

The Little Grammar Book

First Aid for Writers

By Joe Hayden

ISBN 9781933338996, Trade Paper

Price $9.95

Rather than attempting to comprise all aspects of grammar the way that standard texts do, this concise guide simply covers the "Dirty Dozen" more...

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Hip wordies will delight in these newly invented yet sorely needed terms

The UnWord Dictionary

1,000 Words For Things You Didn't Think Had Words!

By Steve Kiehl

ISBN 9781933338194, Trade Paper

Price $12.95

The only reference that collects words which are too new for dictionaries but absolutely perfect when heard in context, this collection of 1,000 " more...