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By Peter E. Meltzer

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This pleasing and informative reference beneficial properties subtle and extraordinary choices to universal phrases including no-fail publications to utilization. warding off conventional thesauruses’ mundane synonym offerings, Peter E. Meltzer places every one word―whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous―in context through the use of examples from a large variety of latest books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new creation makes the case for why we must always widen our vocabulary and use the single correct be aware. This groundbreaking word list is still a distinct enterprise, one who enriches your writing whereas assisting you discover the correct notice.

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Rate: greater than $400,000. tackle: 1 Dunkley Ave. sort: Six-bedroom return-veranda sandstone villa, 3 bogs. All 3 bogs have black and white tessellated flooring. (Author now not given, swish relatives domestic With historical past, The Advertiser, 07-07- 2001. ) Cheek (of or touching on) adj. : buccal. ▮ Eli Lilly is constructing a buccal inhaler that supplies insulin by way of mouth, to be absorbed in the course of the partitions of the interior cheeks. (Laura universal, drugs 2010 - Custom-Tailored medications Coming of Age, clinical publish, 05-22- 2001. ) cheekbone (of or on the subject of) adj. : malar. ▮ simply because the malar fats pads, which began over your cheekbones, have slipped an inch or and are dragging down the comers of your mouth, if you happen to need to move round having a look like a perpetual sourpuss? (Patricia McLaughlin, Face It: Forces of Gravity Are starting to express within the replicate, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 08-04-1994, p. nine. ) cheer (persons employed to ... at a functionality) n. : claque. SEE APPLAUD joyful adj. : eupeptic. ▮ [Artist Keith] Haring has little to precise past a obscure pleasantness, a whiff of happiness. Any try out at real feeling is instantly deflected and thwarted by means of a blithely eupeptic tone that was once intrinsic to his paintings: his AIDS snapshot turns out as harmless as his radiant infants and his barking canine. (James Gardner, Radiant child, nationwide evaluation, 10-27-1997, p. fifty eight. ) (2) pleased adj. : riant [This note comes the French and is usually outlined (in either French and English) as “cheerful” and infrequently as “laughing. ” considering these phrases are usually no longer precisely synonymous, it truly is open to question even if it applies to a happy one who isn't really giggling, even if according to the (few) examples discovered of the note, it really is my view that the note does surround the wider proposal of cheerfulness, and never simply the narrower proposal of giggling. ] ▮ My spouse used to be having fun with the object by way of John van Tiggelen on Noel Pearson within the stable Weekend until eventually she encountered the word “the riant Peter Costello. ”... I nodded understandingly. “Probably provide him a great snort whilst he reads it,” I acknowledged. “He appears a contented bloke within the photograph. ” (Paul Roberts [letter writer], worthy amusing, Sydney Morning bring in, 02-18-1994. ) (3) pleased adj. : Falstaffian. SEE JOVIAL (4) pleased (as in rosy) adj. : roseate cheerfulness (causing or tending to supply ... ) adj. : felicific. SEE HAPPINESS cheerless (as in one who by no means laughs) n. : agelast . SEE HUMORLESS cheese (of or comparable to) adj. : caseous. ▮ A sq. of infrequent Tibetan [very previous] cheese has [sold at Sotheby’s auction].... This cheese — don’t snort — has been named “Eye of the Tiger. ” for that reason, the fee that Simon Perry paid used to be stiff. even if, caseous attract ripens with age. (Author no longer given, Listener Letters deal with weapons, energy strains and Cheese, All issues thought of [NPR], 02-11-1993. ) adored (household goods) n. , pl. : lares and penates. SEE TREASURES chunk v. t. , v. i. : masticate. ▮ In its such a lot pristine presentation, the simplest Kava is produced no longer with a grinder or a pestle, yet masticated via younger, chaste women.

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