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365 New Words-a-Year 2012 Calendar [Day to Day Calendar] [Calendar]

Merriam-Webster


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Book Description

July 15 2011
For word lovers, it’s the perennial bestseller, and the authority of the editors at Merriam-Webster, America’s most-respected dictionary. Every morning, learn a fun, smart, sassy, and good-to-know word. Here are literary words (techno-thriller), fun-to-say words (cock-a-hoop), scientific words (sastruga), million-dollar words (philoprogenitive), recently coined words (wiki), and more. Each entry includes definition, pronunciation, sample sentence, and detailed word history. For writers, students, crossword puzzlers, and language buffs, it’s an enhanced vocabulary, day after day.

Product Details

  • Calendar: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Pag edition (July 15 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761162356
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761162353
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 16.5 x 5.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #381,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Puzzability, based in New York, includes Mike Shenk, who has written puzzles for Games magazine and its offshoots, and provided daily crosswords for a major newspaper syndicate. He is currently the crossword editor of The Wall Street Journal; Amy Goldstein, a trivia buff and wordsmith who has served as associate editor and managing editor for Games magazine and its sister publications; and Robert Leighton, an illustrator, writer, New Yorker cartoonist, and creator of unique visual puzzles. 

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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  15 reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Start to the Day Oct. 6 2011
By OlderThanYou - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Calendar
This is a fun way to start (or continue) a day. Of course not all the words will be "new" to most people, but sometimes there are new ways of using them, and always (at least for my old brain) it is good to reacquaint myself with the precise definition(s) of a word. And there actually are a surprising number of words that I can't recall ever seeing before (maybe one every ten days or so? The word origins on the back of each day are generally very interesting. One more thing - why only 320 some pages? Because the weekends (Sat & Sun) are compressed onto one page, even though two different words are presented. Not a problem.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Using it Every Day! Feb. 9 2012
By Jennifer Bardsley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Calendar
It is now 30 days into 2012, and I my family has been learning about these words every day. My six year old is really excited about learning new words, and is exerting his will to keep me on track. If I forget to use the Magic Word of the day, you better believe I hear about it from my son! My two year old on the other hand, really doesn't know anything different is going on. Her participation at this point is just hearing the rest of us incorporate the words into our everyday language.

I have made a concerted effort to teach ten-dollar words to my kids before, but having the daily calendar is making things easier. I consider it $7 well spent, and intend to keep this up all the way until my youngest child takes the SAT someday.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so new words Feb. 18 2012
By Em Es Kay - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Calendar|Verified Purchase
At the risk of sounding like a word snob, this calendar has not really measured up to its title.
It's only mid-February but there have already been about 20 words that were not new to my family. Some of those include INKLING, DALLY, SCOUR, PUNDIT, ARDUOUS and INANE.
If you already know words like these, maybe you should choose another calendar. On the other hand, if these words are new to you, go for it!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive and Informative Dec 27 2011
By Shane Windham - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Calendar
Most of the words I've perused here were words I would not have been able to define. The calendar looks great and is very easy to set up. Pages tear away appropriately, pronunciations are given, and examples of the each word's usage in a sentence is a nice touch as well. Everyone should have one of these.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good gift March 21 2014
By Mary Olson-Back - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Calendar|Verified Purchase
This was a gift and was very appreciated by the receiver who saves the calendars to review the words again each year.

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