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The Dictionary of Difficult Words

John Ayto

The Dictionary of Difficult Words

by John Ayto

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Published by Barnes & Noble Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8012782M
ISBN 100760717141
ISBN 109780760717141
OCLC/WorldCa44939010

  All of the words featured in this book are difficult to spell, hard to say and their meaning is obscure to most children (and most adults!) Written with simple, easy-to-understand definitions by lexicographer Jane Solomon, this dictionary celebrates the beauty of the English language for family trivia time spent around the printed page.   The earliest monolingual English dictionaries were ‘hard word’ dictionaries, explaining in simple form many of the strange and difficult words which entered English over the previous decades. This tradition was continued, after Cawdrey, by John Bullokar ‘s English Expositor (), Henry Cockeram’s English Dictionary (), and Thomas.

  an odd gadget; gewgaw; trinket. Trangam, also spelled trangame, trangram, and trankum, is a rare noun with no obvious etymology. Sir Walter Scott (–) helped revive trangam in The Abbot (), one of the earlier Waverley Novels. Trangam entered English in the 17th century. And meet time it was, when yon usher, vinegar-faced rogue that. Glossary definition, a list of terms in a special subject, field, or area of usage, with accompanying definitions. See more.

Start studying Difficult English Vocabulary. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Dictionary, reference book that lists words in order—usually, for Western languages, alphabetical—and gives their meanings. In addition to its basic function of defining words, a dictionary may provide information about their pronunciation, grammatical forms and functions, etymologies, syntactic peculiarities, variant spellings, and antonyms.


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The Dictionary of Difficult Words by John Ayto Download PDF EPUB FB2

Here are just a few ideas on how to read this book: You can read it straight through from A to Z. You can read it backwards from Z to A. You can read one letter of the alphabet at a time.

You can read it out loud with loved ones. You can read it silently by yourself. You can look at the pictures and /5(). The Dictionary of Difficult Words is an illustrated dictionary of useful, fun, obsolete/obsolescent, weird, wonderful, and difficult words.

Due out 2nd May on Quarto's Frances Lincoln imprint, it's pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats/5. The Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words is designed to meet this need.

A portable reference, it features more t entries that focus exclusively on words that, while outside most people's working vocabulary, are often encountered in literature, in technical writings (such as computing or medical terminology), and in such diverse subject areas as law, philosophy, and art/5(7).

The Hutchinson Dictionary of Difficult Words. Concentrating on the words which cause most difficulty for the average English user, this dictionary provides clear, concise definitions with the emphasis on problem points - spelling, pronunciation, disputed usage and confused meanings.

And, for quiz buffs, a sprinkling of less-common words is included/5. The Dictionary of Difficult Words By Written by Jane Solomon; Illustrated by Louise Lockhart Although it’s technically a children’s book and includes a lesson on the parts of speech, this whimsically illustrated dictionary includes some words that might even be new to many adult readers (“catoptromancy,” anyone?).

Find out all this and more in The Dictionary of Difficult Words. Test your knowledge with more than words to amaze, confuse, and inspire budding wordsmiths (and adults). All of the words featured in this book are difficult to spell, hard to say, and their meanings.

The Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words Edited by Archie Hobson A portable reference, featuring more t entries. Focuses exclusively on words that, are often encountered in literature, in technical writing, and in such diverse subject areas as law, philosophy, and art.

Difficult Words in English. Letter A -- Difficult English Words Letter B -- Difficult English Words Letter C -- Difficult English Words Letter D -- Difficult English Words Letter E -- Difficult English Words Letter F -- Difficult English Words Letter G -- Difficult English Words.

A vocabulary list featuring Most Difficult SAT Words. Hardest out of the most common SAT words. Knowing all of these is the safest way to guarantee a good. The Dictionary of Difficult Words "Doppelgänger," "estival," and "funambulist." Jane Solomon shares the story behind her new children's book, "The Dictionary of Difficult Words".

Dictionary of Difficult Words, by Robert H. Hill; Dictionary of Word Origins, by John Ayto; Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language; Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (electronic edition) Concise Dictionary of English Etymology, by Walter W.

Skeat; If you notice any misspelled, poorly defined or missing words, or if you have any comments or questions, please contact. Dictionary of Difficult Words by Robert Hill and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Dictionary Difficult Words - AbeBooks Passion for books.

Sign On My Account Basket Help. Buy a cheap copy of Dictionary of Difficult Words book by Robert H. Hill. This work is a dictionary of words which cause genuine difficulty in definition and spelling. Each entry is followed by a simple phonetic pronunciation guide, and Free shipping over $/5(3).

Grandiloquent Dictionary Third Edition C.S. Bird Febru ii. cC.S. Bird and Associates Third Printing, January No part of this book may be reproduced in any form, including but not limited to electronic copies and photocopies, without the express written consent of the authors or any agent chosen by the authors.

AFile Size: KB. The sample words that I used above ARE to be found in my Oxford Pocket American Dictionary, a book of about the same physical size as the ODDW. Here are some so called difficult words that are found in the ODDW: "absolute", "intelligence", "privilege", and "anxious".

If you find those words to be difficult then maybe this should be your choice/5(9). Book digitized by Google from the library of the New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Skip to main content.

This Dictionary of hard words by Pierce, Robert M. (Robert Morris), Book from the collections of New York Public Library Language English.

Book digitized by Google from the library of the. The Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words is designed to meet this need. A portable reference, it features more t entries that focus exclusively on words that, while outside most people's working vocabulary, are often encountered in literature, in technical writings (such as computing or medical terminology), and in such diverse 4/5(10).

A language arts reference tool and comprehensive search engine for words. Includes the functions of a rhyming dictionary, thesaurus, and spelling checker, as well as an integrated full-text search engine for all of Shakespeare's works and thousands of quotations and poems. wordbook: 1 n a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings) Examples: Oxford English Dictionary an unabridged dictionary constructed on historical principles Types: show 14 types hide 14 types dictionary, lexicon a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them onomasticon a list of.

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a compendium of invented words written by John Koenig. Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language—to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet have a word for.

All words in this dictionary are new. They were not necessarily intended to be used in conversation, but to. Test your vocab: Hard Words. Puzzled by the hardest words in the test?

Here are the rarest words we included, in order of increasing difficulty. They each occur in English less than 3 times per hundred million words, but they do occur.

Click on any word to open its definition in a new tab/window. The Oxford dictionary of difficult words by Hobson, Archie, Publication date Topics English language, English language, Langues, Dictionnaires, English language, English language Publisher New York: Oxford University Press Collection Internet Archive Books.

Scanned in : the main part of a book or document, not including the introduction, notes, or appendices (=parts added at the end) one of the sections of a long book such as the Bible. a piece of paper with your name on it that you stick inside the front of a book that you own.

one of the sections into which a book is divided. A chapter usually has a number.