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The Highly Selective Dictionary Of Golden Adjectives: For the Extraordinarily Literate Hardcover – Jul 4 2002


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; 1 edition (July 4 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060186364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060186364
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.4 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,089,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Eugene Ehrlich, formerly a member of the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, is the coeditor of The Oxford American Dictionary and the author of dozens of books, including Veni, Vidi, Vici and the classic bestseller Amo, Amas, Amat and More. He lives in Mamaroneck, New York.

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Format: Hardcover
All philologists - people who love literature and the english language - will find this to be a very interesting and useful book. It helps you learn new words and provides their etymology, pronunciation and several sentences. Unlike many other vocabulary books where your not quite sure how to use the words you learn; this book makes it a lot easier. I also recommend:
"There's a word for it!" by Charles Harrington Elster
Norman Schur's books "2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words" and "1000 Most important words."
For those you are just beginning to expand their vocabulary the "Word Smart" series is very handy and so it "A Pocket Guide to Vocabulary" 3rd edition by Barron's
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"Golden adjectives" is a real stretch. In fact, some of these adjectives are so specialized or uninteresting that no English speaker would miss them if they were dropped from every existing dictionary. If you think "abortifacient" is a golden adjective, buy the book. Otherwise, you'd be better served by other resources.
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Ideal for those who want to expand their vocabulary Nov. 28 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
All philologists - people who love literature and the english language - will find this to be a very interesting and useful book. It helps you learn new words and provides their etymology, pronunciation and several sentences. Unlike many other vocabulary books where your not quite sure how to use the words you learn; this book makes it a lot easier. I also recommend:
"There's a word for it!" by Charles Harrington Elster
Norman Schur's books "2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words" and "1000 Most important words."
For those you are just beginning to expand their vocabulary the "Word Smart" series is very handy and so it "A Pocket Guide to Vocabulary" 3rd edition by Barron's
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A gift for the Highly Selective March 9 2009
By L. Sorensen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love this series. I have a client, Explainers, who takes the selection of their words very seriously while trying to reduce aliteracy in the workplace.

I recently bought this book for them and they absolutely loved it - just as I have. That's the third time I've purchased a book from this series for folks I know who appreciate and study the English language as I do.
Trilogy April 9 2013
By Chuck - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
There are three word books, sort of a series, that I know of by Ehrlich. A 'Selective Dictionary', 'Selective Thesaurus' and this one, Golden Adjectives. I read all three straight through (though the entries are formatted alphabetically.) You'll learn some new words for sure, most of which you should never allow yourself to be caught dead using.
An impressive collection of adjectives Jan. 4 2015
By Massive Reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I give this book five stars for all the terrific words even though they are not organized by subject to make them a more useful reference for writers. They are certainly a fine collection of adjectives.
The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives [Kindle Edition] Sept. 1 2012
By JMBudish - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
My wife bought this kindle book to help with her new project...writing a book. She said it is a great help in finding the right word for the right thought.


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