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Million-Dollar Words: More Than 1,000 Words to Make You Sound Like a Million Bucks [Paperback]

Seth Godin , Margery Mandell
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March 1993 1561382442 978-1561382446
Offers definitions and pronunciations for words selected to enrich one's vocabulary.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Running Pr (March 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561382442
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561382446
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 5.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,328,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Classy, Tasteful, Poetic But Also General July 6, 2012
Million-Dollar Words: More Than 1,000 Words to Make You Sound Like a Million Bucks by Seth Godin.

Oscitant. Say OSS-ih-tent. Lazy, drowsy, inattentive, unfocused. More temporary than narcolepsy. Does this word describe anyone you know?

This is a wonderful book of words to make you sound as erudite as William Buckley when he was in high dudgeon. There are many words in this collection that every college graduate ought to know already - words like ombudsman, intractable, kowtow, solecism, palimpset, Kafkaesque, homeopathy or hoi polloi. If you are college graduate, particularly an English literature major, this book will provide only a small improvement on your understanding of words.

But this book contains words that are -- difficult, like the word "oscitant" -- or foozle, encephalesthenia, looby and cheechako.

I do not consider "inculcate," "hegemony," "gregarious" or "licentious" million-dollar words. Please!

The book is wonderful for the rare finds one is assuredly going to uncover in this collection, but this is not a dictionary of difficult words. Given the number of lackluster words provided here that the authors consider "million-dollar," it ought to be.

If each and every word listed could also have been used in a sentence, this book would be worth almost a million dollars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Gift March 8, 2014
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Good gift. I have a family member who was interested in expanding their vocabulary. This is a perfect book to start that with.
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