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The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words
The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words
by Peter E. Meltzer
Edition: Paperback
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes hit or miss, but the hits are fantastic, March 29, 2006
I agree with the reviews below which said that this thesaurus doesn't work quite as well as a stand-alone reference work because it was not uncommon for certain of the "look-up words" not to be found in this book (though not often). However, that is easily compensated for by the fact that when I did find an applicable entry in this book, it was inevitably a much better and "cooler" word than anything I could find in my present thesaurus (Roget's). It also helped me to expand my vocabulary by teaching and giving examples of words which my thesaurus doesn't contain. On balance, I found that the success rate was more than enough for me to recommend this book to anyone who really enjoys words and who wants more from a thesaurus than simply to be reminded of old words. The Introduction also presented a persuasive case for why the words in this book are "real" (as the author says) and should be used more often.

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