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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms [Paperback]

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Perfect for the writer, poet or student of language, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms will put the right word at your fingertips. With over 4,800 entries, explanations that delineate distinctions, parts-of-speech labels, alphabetical organization and cross-referencing, this easy to use tool is a valuable addition to any reference library. 443 pages, paperback.

Publishers Description
A convenient guide to choosing words precisely.
- Clear explanations of the distinctions between synonyms
- Example phrases included
- Antonyms listed at most entries

Item Specifications...

Pages   448
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.74" Width: 4.28" Height: 0.97"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1992
Publisher   Merriam-Webster
ISBN  0877799067  
EAN  9780877799061  

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Hope you can shorten delivery time next time  May 3, 2008
Book recevide is very well but it took about 2 weeks to receive this order.
Handy Book for Vocabulary Reference  Aug 22, 2007
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms is an interesting research - and I dare to say: entertaining - resource. Because, contrary to what some might think, this is not a thesaurus, but a book which groups words of similar meanings into a topic and explains in a very didactic way and with examples what distinguishes in nuance one from each other so you can use the most appropriate words depending on the situation.

For being small, you will certainly not find about everything you want and when you need, but however, this has a reasonable scope of words that is worth the purchase. In the worst case, you can perfectly take this as a regular book that you could read in your spare time since is pleasantly organized and well written. Trust me, it is not as boring as reading purposeless a regular dictionary.
Great little book  Mar 9, 2007
This book is compact and you can take it to school with you. This book saved me on plenty of essays.
Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms   Aug 28, 2005
This is a good rendition on classic synonyms and antonyms. It would be very helpful in augmenting vocabulary for standardized tests in high school or college.

Classic word definitions are provided. i.e.
- abate means to reduce -lustrous means bright
- boorish means rude -nonchalant means cool
- caustic means "a biting wit" -pensive means thoughtful
- chide means to criticize -preponderant means dominant
- consonant means agreement -scabrous means rough
- decorum refers to proper conduct
- eccentricity refers to singularlity of behavior
- estrange means to alienate
- fawn means to seek favor
- forestall means to prevent
- gauche means awkward
- implore means to beg
- inconstant lacks firmness
- melodorous means unpleasant
- munificent means generous
- slatternly means rundown
- sojourn means to reside
- suave means well-mannered
-temerity means boldness
-vociferous means to load

This rendition would be very helpful for a wide constituency of
students , editors and school administrators.
Insufficient  Jan 17, 2003
The title is a misnomer, as there is less than one antonym for each synonym introduced. Moreover, as stated by other people, nouns are inexistant, and some common words are definitely missing. For example, no mention of the word delicious.
One could expect from such a respected House.
Barely sufficient at high school level, definitely lacking at university level, of little utility to an experienced writer.
However, it could form the basis for a good reference book as the planning is judicious!

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