The Indispensable Dictionary of Unusual Words: Over 6,000 Obscure and Preposterous Words to Know, Learn, and Love (Paperback)

The Indispensable Dictionary of Unusual Words: Over 6,000 Obscure and Preposterous Words to Know, Learn, and Love By Josefa Heifetz Byrne Cover Image
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From aasvogel (the South African vulture) to knurry (full of knots), from melangeur (a machine for making chocolate syrup) to zumbooruk (a small cannon fired from the back of a camel), the words in this book are guaranteed to expand your vocabulary and confound your friends. They may be obscure and even preposterous, but every entry in this eye-opening book has been accepted as a formal or legitimate English word by at least one major dictionary. This dictionary does not claim or attempt to be complete. It is based completely on the editor’s sense of wonder and absurdity. It is educational, yes, but also more fun than any dictionary has a right to be!
Product Details
ISBN: 9781616086503
ISBN-10: 1616086505
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: July 1st, 2012
Pages: 272
Language: English