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Cure for the Common Word: Remedy Your Tired Vocabulary with 3,000 + Vibrant Alternatives to the Most Overused Words

Cure for the Common Word: Remedy Your Tired Vocabulary with 3,000 + Vibrant Alternatives to the Most Overused Words - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0071493307

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ISBN13: 978-0071493307
ISBN10: 0071493301
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2008
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Cure for the Common Word: Remedy Your Tired Vocabulary with 3,000 + Vibrant Alternatives to the Most Overused Words - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0071493307

K. D. Sullivan

ISBN13: 978-0071493307
ISBN10: 0071493301
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Your panacea for lackluster language Words like ''interesting'' and ''nice'' are so commonly used they've lost their impact. This book provides you with more than 3,000 powerful alternatives to tired words and helps you build a stronger vocabulary in the process. Armed with vibrant new words, you can precisely and eloquently express exactly what you want to communicate in your writing and speech.

Table of Contents

JANUARY Because They Are There: Towering Works to Read in Translation Beowulf, trans by Seamus Heaney Cervantes, Miguel de. Don Quixote, trans by Edith Grossman Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales, trans by Nevill Coghill Dante. The Inferno, trans by Robert and Jean Hollander Homer. The Odyssey, trans by Robert Fitzgerald Kafka, Franz. Metamorphosis, trans by Stanley Corngold Murasaki, Lady. The Tale of Genji, trans by Edward Seidensticker Ovid. Tales from Ovid [ Metamorphoses], trans by Ted Hughes Sophocles. Oedipus Rex, trans by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald Vergil. The Aeneid, trans by Robert Fagles

FEBRUARY Footprints on the Sands of Time: Some Notable Biographies Barnes, Julian Flaubert's Parrot Caro, Robert. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Ascent to Power Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life Franklin, Benjamin. Autobiography Guralnick, Peter. Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley Lewis, David Levering. W. E. B. DuBois: Biography of a Race Marshall, Megan. The Peabody Sisters O'Toole, Patricia. The Five of Hearts Silverman, Kenneth. The Life and Times of Cotton Mather Strachey, Lytton. Eminent Victorians

MARCH The Good Life: Young Men on a Quest Baldwin, James. Go Tell It on the Mountain Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations Dreiser, Theodore. An American Tragedy Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby Frazier, Charles. Cold Mountain Hardy, Thomas. Jude the Obscure Malamud, Bernard. The Assistant Mann, Thomas. The Magic Mountain Thoreau, Henry David. Walden

APRIL Top Girls: Strong Women, Admirably So and Otherwise Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre Defoe, Daniel. Moll Flanders Euripides. Medea Godwin, Gail. The Odd Woman Thackeray, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair Tolstoy, Leo. Anna Karenina Undset, Sigrid. Kristin Lavransdatter Wharton, Edith. The House of Mirth Woolf, Virginia. A Room of One's Own

MAY Jury Duty: Crimes of Various Sorts Banks, Russell. Continental Drift Bulgakov, Mikhail. The Master and Margarita Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter McEwan, Ian. Atonement Milton, John. Paradise Lost Parker, Robert B. Early Autumn Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin Wolfe, Tom. The Bonfire of the Vanities

JUNE Expand Your Horizons: Books with Varied Venues Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude Kawabata, Yasunari. Snow Country Mahfouz, Naguib. Palace Walk Mistry, Rohinton. Family Matters Naipaul, V. S. A House for Mr. Biswas O'Faolain, Nuala. My Dream of You Rizal, Jose. Noli Me TangereYehoshua, A. B. Mr. Mani

JULY Stranger in a Strange Land: Unaccustomed Places, Real and Fancied Finney, Jack. Time and Again Forster, E.M. A Passage to India Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World James, Henry. The Ambassadors Naylor, Gloria. Linden Hills Orwell, George. Animal Farm Pullman, Philip. The Golden Compass Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein Unsworth, Barry. The Songs of the Kings Waugh, Evelyn. The Loved One

AUGUST Lighten Up: Smiles at the Human Condition? Amis, Kingsley. Lucky Jim Frayn, Michael. Headlong Juvenal. Poems Lurie, Alison. Foreign Affairs Moore, Lorrie. Birds of America Nabokov, Vladimir. Pale Fire Rabelais. Gargantua and Pantagruel Sedaris, David. Me Talk Pretty One Day Thurber, James. Fables for Our Time Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest

SEPTEMBER Back in the Day: Some Great 18th Century Works Boswell, James. Life of Johnson Crevecoeur, J. Hector St. John de. Letters from an American Farmer Fielding, Henry. Tom Jones Johnson, Samuel. Selections from the Dictionary Lennox, Charlotte. The Female Quixote Sheridan, Richard Brinsley. The School for Scandal Sterne, Laurence. Tristram Shandy Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels Thrale, Hester. Thraliana Voltaire, Candide

OCTOBER Growing Up: The Pains and the P

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