The Well-Spoken Thesaurus

The Most Powerful Ways to Say Everyday Words and Phrases

Author: Tom Heehler

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402262485

Category: Reference

Page: 400

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The Ultimate Guide to Powerful Language If you've ever fumbled while trying to use a big word* to impress a crowd, you know what it's like to* be poorly spoken. The fear of mispronouncing or misusing complex words is real and leaves many of us consigned to the lower levels* of the English Language. The secret to eloquence, however, lies in simplicity-the ability to use ordinary words in extraordinary ways. The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing the ordinary with the extraordinary. While a common thesaurus provides only synonyms as mere word-for-word equivalents, The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is filled with* dynamic reinventions of standard words and phrases. *lofty word, pretentious word *know what it is to *lower reaches, lower echelons *awash in, instilled with, dense with, rich in

The Well-Spoken Thesaurus

The Most Powerful Ways to Say Everyday Words and Phrases

Author: Tom Heehler

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402243057

Category: Reference

Page: 391

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If you've ever fumbled while trying to use a big word* (*lofty, pretentious word) to impress a crowd, you know what it's like to* (*what it is to) be poorly spoken. The fear of mispronouncing or misusing complex words is real and leaves many of us consigned to the lower levels* (*lower echelons) of the English Language. The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing the ordinary with the extraordinary.

It's the Way You Say It

Becoming Articulate, Well-spoken, and Clear

Author: Carol Fleming

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609947452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Speak Your Mind Effectively! The best, most direct way to convey your intelligence, expertise, professionalism, and personality to other people is through talking to them. But most people have no idea what they sound like. And even if they do, they don’t think they can change it. It’s the Way You Say It is a thorough, nuts-and-bolts guide to becoming aware and taking control of how you communicate with others. Dr. Carol Fleming provides detailed advice and scores of exercises for • Understanding how others hear you • Dealing with specific speech problems • Varying your vocal patterns to make your speech more dynamic • Using grammar and vocabulary to increase your clarity and impact • Reinforcing your message with nonverbal cues • Conquering stage fright An entire section of the book focuses on communication issues in the workplace—interviews, presentations, voice mail, and more. Dr. Fleming puts a human face on her advice through vivid before-and-after stories of forty men and women who came to her for help. “No other skills will position you ahead of your competition as much as good speaking and presentation skills. No book approaches the depth and breadth of Dr. Carol Fleming’s It’s the Way You Say It.” —Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, keynote speaker, executive speech coach, and president of Fripp & Associates

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)

Author: Peter E. Meltzer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338975

Category: Reference

Page: 720

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With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

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 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.

The Synonym Finder

Author: J.I. Rodale

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 162336759X

Category: Reference

Page: 1368

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Originally published in 1961 by the founder of Rodale Press, The Synonym Finder continues to be a practical reference tool for every home and office. This thesaurus contains more than 1 million synonyms, arranged alphabetically, with separate subdivisions for the different parts of speech and meanings of the same word.

Bartlett's Roget's Thesaurus

Author: Little Brown & Company

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316735872

Category: Reference

Page: 1456

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An updated edition of Roget's word-finder reorganizes it according to new, more modern subject categories, features 350,000 entries, and contains hundreds of example quotations from throughout history

Straight from the Fridge, Dad

A Dictionary of Hipster Slang

Author: Max Decharne

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0767910990

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Righteous jive for all you weedheads, moochers, b-girls, gassers, bandrats, triggermen, grifters, snowbirds, and long-gone daddies. Much of the slang popularly associated with the hippie generation of the 1960s actually dates back to before World War II, hijacked in the main from jazz and blues street expressions, mostly relating to drugs, sex, and drinking. Why talk when you can beat your chops, why eat when you can line your flue, and why snore when you can call some hogs? You’re not drunk–you’re just plumb full of stagger juice, and your skin isn’t pasty, it’s just caf? sunburn. Need a black coffee? That’s a shot of java, nix on the moo juice. Containing thousands of examples of hipster slang drawn from pulp novels, classic noir and exploitation films, blues, country, and rock ’n’ roll lyrics, and other related sources from the 1920s to the 1960s, Straight from the Fridge, Dad is the perfect guide for all hep cats and kittens. Think of it as a sort of Thirty Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary for the beret-wearing, bongo-banging set. Solid, Jackson. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Well-Spoken Woman

Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best

Author: Christine K. Jahnke

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616144629

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

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"In this must-have guide, one of the nation's premier speech coaches, Christine K. Jahnke, details the practices and techniques of successful women to help all women mprove their presentation and public speaking skills. With access to her expertise, you'll learn how to present your best self in forums from PTA meetings to TV studios, conferences to classrooms, boardrooms to YouTube. Jahnke has advised First Lady Michelle Obama, provided speaker training to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and coached corporate CEOs and more women elected officials than any other trainer. In The Well-Spoken Woman, Jahnke shares stories of trial and triumph to answer the questions: "how did she do it?" and "What can I learn from her?"--Publisher's description.

Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students

Helpful, Descriptive, Precise Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Terms Every High School and College Student Should Know How to Use

Author: David Olsen,Michelle Bevilaqua,Justin Cord Hayes,Burton Jay Nadler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440573093

Category: Reference

Page: 448

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The ultimate tool for students! Tired of using the same few phrases in all your presentations? Can't find the right expression to begin your college admissions essay? Stuck with a drab, uninspiring conclusion at the end of your research paper? Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students will help you find the perfect words and phrases for any writing assignment. Unlike other titles that simply list related terms for each entry, this volume offers a pronunciation guide, definition, and a sample sentence for every word you look up, as well as for each of the synonyms under that entry. It also features hundreds of useful terms every student should know, making it the most essential tool on your desk when you're working on an essay or presentation. With Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students at your side, you'll impress your teachers and advance straight to the head of the class!

Smart Talk

The Public Speaker’s Guide to Success in Every Situation

Author: Lisa B. Marshall

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250029589

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Have you ever lost out on a promotion? Struggled with a difficult conversation? Been put on the spot and blanked? Imagine if... ...you were better at persuading others and negotiating for what you want. ...you were more fluent at introducing yourself, making conversation, and following up. ...you were better at delivering feedback, receiving criticism, and using positive language. ...you were perceived as more diplomatic and charismatic. Smart Talk applies up-to-date communication research to everyday situations and gives smart, practical, step-by-step directions to achieve results. Smart Talk is no ordinary book— it's the Swiss Army Knife of communication—a comprehensive set of tools to build strong relationships and avoid communication breakdowns. With proven strategies and practical action plans, Smart Talk will help you resolve conflicts, strengthen your natural charisma, and master the art of persuasion. Never again will you dread a holiday party or be rendered speechless at a business meeting. Backed by solid research and written in an engaging narrative style with a warm sense of humor, communication expert Lisa B. Marshall translates her wealth of experience into practical, fresh advice to help you navigate any complex situation, and achieve professional success.

How To Say It

Author: Rosalie Maggio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101215518

Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 9149

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This practical guide features comprehensive lists of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs that allow you to express yourself on any subject in your own voice and style. It teaches what to include and what to leave out when writing. Whether you want to sound formal or casual, traditional or contemporary, businesslike or lighthearted, distant or intimate, you’ll find here the words for every letter writing occasion, including: - Business letters - Personal letters - Get-well cards - Invitations - Resumes - And more! With helpful grammatical appendices and sample letters, say goodbye to your writing etiquette worries!

The Describer's Dictionary

A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations

Author: David Grambs

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393312652

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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A dictionary of the observable world features definition-first organization; passages from the writings of James, Updike, and others; and words concerning shapes, textures, colors, terrain, and more

Word Power Made Easy

The Complete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabulary

Author: Norman Lewis

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307817490

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

View: 9821

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The most effective vocabulary builder in the English language provides a simple, step-by-step method that will increase your knowledge and mastery of written and spoken English. Word Power Made Easy does more than just add words to your vocabulary. It teaches ideas and a method of broadening your knowledge as an integral part of the vocabulary building process. Do you always use the right word? Can you pronounce it—and spell it—correctly? Do you know how to avoid illiterate expressions? Do you speak grammatically, without embarrassing mistakes? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you need Word Power Made Easy. Written in a lively, accessible, and timeless style, and loaded with helpful reviews, progress checks, and quizzes to reinforce the material, this classic resource has helped millions learn to speak and write with confidence.

Descriptionary

Author: Marc McCutcheon

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816079463

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 711

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Combining elements of a reverse dictionary and a thesaurus, presents definitions for terms relating to specific subjects including the environment, the arts, clothing, religion, slang, furniture, and technology.

Clinician's Thesaurus

The Guide to Conducting Interviews and Writing Psychological Reports

Author: Edward L. Zuckerman

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606238744

Category: Psychology

Page: 395

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With over 340,000 in print, the Clinician's Thesaurus is an indispensable practitioner resource and course text. It presents tens of thousands of standard words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately describe nearly any clinical situation, and shape clinical observations into effective reports. Finding exactly the right terminology can save hours of paperwork time and improve the quality of documentation. Structured to follow the sequence of a mental health evaluation, the book includes report formats, treatment planning pointers, all DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, and much more/m-/all in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding. New to This Edition: references, resources, and diagnostic and treatment information are thoroughly updated additional clinical problems: reactive attachment disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and violent behaviors sections on strengths assessment and ethical considerations in report writing more online resources, including where to obtain free assessment measures and scales.

Merriam-Webster's Intermediate Thesaurus

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam Webster

ISBN: 9780877791768

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 896

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A revised and updated edition of a thesaurus designed specifically for middle-grade students features an easy-to-use, alphabetical layout that provides more than 150,000 word and phrase choices as well as up-to-date usage examples and idiomatic expressions.

Say it Better in English

Useful Phrases for Work & Everyday Life

Author: Marianna Pascal,Lee Shee

Publisher: Language Success Press

ISBN: 0972530088

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 368

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This new self-study ESL book will help you speak better English at work, on the phone, at the store, with friends, at parties, with your co-workers. The new method in this ESL book makes it easy to improve your English. You learn phrases one by one so you can study for as little as two minutes a day! This new method will help you speak better English at work, on the phone, at the store, with friends, at parties, with your co-workers. The English you need everyday is yours! This new method makes it easy to improve your English. You learn useful phrases that people use in everyday situations. You learn phrases one by one so you can study for as little as two minutes a day. Give this book two minutes a day. Or more if you want to improve your English even faster. There's 368 pages packed full of the American English you need to know! This new method uses the tools you need to learn: - You learn over 300 useful phrases one by one - Cartoons show the phrases in real-life situations - Lots of lively examples help you remember - Exercises help you check your new knowledge