Collins Essential Thesaurus A-Z

Collins Essential Thesaurus A-Z

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This new thesaurus gives the maximum choice of alternatives in the most helpful layout, making it ideal for everyday use in home, school and office. It also includes a special Wordpower supplement for added language help. This new thesaurus gives a wide choice of alternatives in a uniquely helpful layout. The key synonyms for each word are shown first and highlighted so they can be found instantly. Lists of opposites (antonyms) are also included at many entries to give another way of expressing yourself. The Wordpower supplement lists words by theme for additional vocabulary help.show more

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  • Hardback | 928 pages
  • 141 x 222 x 55mm | 1,098g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reinforced binding Reinforced binding Reinforced binding
  • 0007162618
  • 9780007162611

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As more and more people are realizing just how essential good word power is, no home should be without a good thesaurus. But the choice is dizzying, with several versions having very healthy track records in terms of sales and reliability. But this Collins example is possibly the most easy-to-use version on the market. As a practical language resource it's nigh-on invaluable, allowing the reader to look up a word and find a very wide selection of alternatives. The A-Z dictionary-style arrangement for main entry words makes it possible to track down any word without the bother of ploughing through an index (often the besetting sin of other thesauruses), and the extensive coverage here gives the greatest possible chance of finding the word being sought. There is, of course, a wide selection of synonyms and antonyms, and editor Laura Gilmour has taken on board recent changes in the language ('internet' and 'nerd' are both here, along with many recent additions to our speech - some controversial, which shows the right approach). Gilmour and her team have also not shied away from including popular idioms; there is also a useful list of famous people laid out by occupation, not to mention other varied and interesting lists and appendices. So whether you're struggling with a crossword puzzle, tackling homework or simply wishing to increase your word power, this is probably the best single-volume for the purpose. (Kirkus UK)show more

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