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    The New Penguin Thesaurus (Hardback) Edited by Rosalind Fergusson, Edited by David Pickering


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    DescriptionWhether you are struggling to recall a word that has slipped your mind, looking to find a more appropriate word than the one that you first thought of, or, indeed, battling with a seemingly impossible crossword clue, this book will prove an invaluable source of advice and suggestions. Arranged in a easy-to-follow A-Z form, it offers a vast selection of synonyms and antonyms for a whole host of words, ranging from the everyday to the comparatively esoteric. Each entry is simplicity itself to follow. It commences with words closest in meaning to the keyword, and then moves on to ones that are more distantly related, noting slang and jargon alternatives where appropriate, and also informal and colloquial expressions. Where a word has several different senses, these are clearly indicated and explained, and a list of synonyms is then attached to each meaning. antonyms are also included where appropriate, serving to stimulate lateral thinking and to show how different words interrelate.

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    The New Penguin Thesaurus
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Rosalind Fergusson, Edited by David Pickering
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 676
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 52 mm
    Weight: 1,379 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140293111
    ISBN 10: 0140293116

    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 423.1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: CBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.4
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REF022000
    Thema V1.0: CBF
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACB
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    30 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Review text
    An invaluable source of advice and suggestions whether you can not remember a word or if that crossword just won't behave! Listed in simple A - Z form and offering a selection of over 400,000 synonyms and antonyms. Also featured are hundreds of new words such as blading, guestimate and snail mail. (Kirkus UK)