A New Dictionary of Art

One Word - 3000 Definitions
Author: Robert Good
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781912384006
Category: Art
Page: 230
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What is Art? This addictively compelling Dictionary has been painstakingly compiled from over 3000 definitions of 'Art' found online. Every conceivable opinion is here, lovingly edited & annotated to the point of absurdity. A wonderfully energising summation of all the potentials that Art can be.

The Granite Monthly

A Magazine of Literature, History and State Progress
Author: Henry Harrison Metcalf,John Norris McClintock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Local history
Page: N.A
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Contains articles on the White Mountains and a map.

The Big Book of Words You Should Know

Over 3,000 Words Every Person Should be Able to Use (And a few that you probably shouldn't)
Author: David Olsen,Michelle Bevilacqua,Justin Cord Hayes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440520771
Category: Reference
Page: 448
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Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

Smart Words

Vocabulary for the Erudite
Author: Mim Harrison
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101051043
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 208
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How and where to use 500 of the words that make you sound more cultured, worldly, and downright smart. Whoever said sounding smart had to be painful? It's all in how you acquire the "ten-dollar words" of English. Smart Words makes fast and smooth learning of words such as prelapsarian, sedulous, sybaritic and draconian. How? By sticking to ultra-simple definitions, then offering a memorable--and often funny--description of when or why to use the word. A sample sentence shows you how. And the phonetics are a snap. Here's the description of sybaritic, defined as luxurious: "Make that luxurious with a capital S. The word got its start from Sybaris, an ancient Greek city known for being a tad over the top in the pamper-me department." Whether you're a word lover, a fan of quirky reference books, or simply in need of a vocabulary makeover, Smart Words will help you be smart(er) about the words you use and the way you use them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Webster's New World Compact Desk Dictionary and Style Guide


Author: Michael Agnes
Publisher: Webster's New World
ISBN: 9780028621555
Category: Authorship
Page: 637
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Combining a concise and compact dictionary with an expert guide to grammar, usage, and punctuation, this book helps users put their best foot forward when communicating. It contains more than 58,000 up-to-date entries, with clear, concise definitions that give the precise information busy people need. The style guide offers clear advice on the rules of written and spoken English.

The Big Book Of Words You Should Know To Sound Smart

A Guide for Aspiring Intellectuals
Author: Robert W Bly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440591075
Category: Reference
Page: 336
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The ultimate word book for aspiring intellectuals! The most compendious collection of words for aspiring scholars, this book helps you hold your own in intellectual discourse. Featuring 2,400 sophisticated, obscure, and obtuse terms, each page provides you with the definitions you need to know to lock academic horns with the clerisy. From antebellum and eleemosynary to impasto and putative, you will quickly master hundreds of erudite phrases that will improve your conversational elegance. Complete with definitions and sample sentences for each entry, The Big Book of Words You Should Know to Sound Smart will elevate your lexicon as you impress the susurration out of the perfervid hoi polloi.

The New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

What Your Child Needs to Know
Author: Eric Donald Hirsch,William G. Rowland,Michael Stanford
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618408535
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 306
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Provides an outline of the knowledge that should be acquired by the end of sixth grade in twenty-one subject areas.

The Scholastic Dictionary of Spelling

Over 15,000 Words
Author: Marvin Terban
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606185950
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
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Provides a source for proper spelling, spelling rules, and a "misspeller's dictionary," in a volume that includes more than fifteen thousand words and that offers frequently used proper nouns for school reports.

A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge; with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use
Author: William Thomas Brande
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 1423
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Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins


Author: Julia Cresswell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199547939
Category: History
Page: 502
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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.