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Reader's Digest Illustrated Reverse Dictionary: Find the Words at the Tip of Your Tongue
Reader's Digest Illustrated Reverse Dictionary Find the Words at the Tip of Your Tongue Author:Reader's Digest editors Americanized and expanded from the British version, this delightful reference with some 70,000 entries, serves more than one purpose. It finds the precise word you want ( factitious under "fake," atomiser under "spray"); it teaches you new words ( eudonia under "Aristotle," deipnosophist under "dinner table&quo... more »t;); it lists related terms (ballet steps, architectural words); and it illustrates varieties and parts (cheese, the ear, heraldry, papal vestments). It is sometimes quirky ("garden predators" are illustrated under "garden") and sometimes incomplete (only 19 words are listed under "Spanish terms"; only 20 dogs are shown under "dogs"), but it does more than a thesaurus and is lots of fun for just browsing.
- Kitty Chen Dean, Nassau Coll., Garden City, N.Y.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Everyone has experienced the frustration of forgetting a familiar word--a word on the tip of the tongue that might as well be a million miles away. With more than 70,000 entries, this unique illustrated alternative to the thesaurus is designed to find that word, quickly and easily, through synonyms, associations, common phrases, and antonyms. 350 illustrations, charts and diagrams.
I am one who is very interested in miscellaneous information, and this book is plentiful in it. The Illustrated Reverse Dictionary is a wonderful tool for learning new things, like law terminology and types of cheeses. Don't laugh; haven't you ever wondered what Munster cheese was exactly? Haven't you ever wondered what "habeas corpus" meant? If you're hungry for knowledge and trivial facts, this book is ripe for the picking.« less