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The Dictionary of Difficult and Unusual Words

Over 10,000 Confusing Terms Explained

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Broken down by category, this comprehensive reference is the go-to guide for readers, writers, and anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of language.

This unique reference book strives to define words and phrases that the average person often encounters but which may not be immediately familiar. Learn the meaning of words like: batten, kiosk, proctor, coup de grace, alliteration, parsec, corona, renal, joystick, decant, citadel.

Broken down into over fifty categories—from cultural essentials like art, history, and sports to modern obsessions like text messaging and hip hop slang—this book is a word lover's dream and a useful handbook for any student. It even has a section of foreign words commonly used in English. Expand your vocabulary. Improve your writing. Broaden your horizons!

Skyhorse, 9781510765719, 528pp.

Publication Date: November 2, 2021

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Skyhorse Publishing is an independent publisher based in New York City.