100 Words to Make You Sound Smart
The book includes a colorful variety of words, including handy words of just one syllable (such as glib) and words derived from the names of famous people (such as Freudian slip and Machiavellian).
There are expressions from popular culture (Catch-22) and words that date back to classical civilization (spartan and stoic). Each word is clearly defined and shown in context with quotations from contemporary sources: magazines, newspapers, broadcast media, movies, and television. For many words, quotations from distinguished authors and speakers are also given and word histories are explained.
Like its predecessors in this successful series, 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart provides an affordable and enjoyable way to communicate more effectively. It offers the coveted gift of gab to anyone who needs to say it rightÂand to anyone who wants to sound more articulate.
- Paperback | 118 pages
- 111.76 x 198.12 x 12.7mm | 68.04g
- 04 Oct 2006
- HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
- Boston, MA, United States
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