The Oxford Desk Thesaurus

The Oxford Desk Thesaurus

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The best compact source for finding the right wordCompiled by America's preeminent lexicographerThe easy-to-use alphabetical arrangement is the fastest way to find the word you needHelpful sample sentences ensure proper usage every timeFeatures a unique cross-referencing system that puts more synonyms within easy reachIncludes unusual words and phrases such as "gormless, ninnyhammer, lollapalooza, foozle, high-muck-a-muck," and "inspissate" that supplement the standard synonym choicesshow more

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  • Hardback | 704 pages
  • 137.16 x 218.44 x 50.8mm | 907.18g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 206ill.
  • 0195099605
  • 9780195099607

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"Through clear, easy-to-read print, these companion volumes provide simple-to-use authoritative keys to standard American English."--School Library Journal (for the Desk Dictionary and Desk Thesaurus)show more

About Laurence Urdang

About the Author: Laurence Urdang is a distinguished lexicographer and publisher, and the founder and editor of Verbatim, The Language Quarterly. His many publication credits include The Oxford Thesaurus: American Edition, and scores of other dictionaries and language reference books.show more

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