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The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives: For the Extraordinarily Literate [Hardcover]

By Eugene Ehrlich (Author)
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Pages   272
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.56" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.97"
Weight:   0.96 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2002
Publisher   Collins
ISBN  0060186364  
EAN  9780060186364  
UPC  099455019958  

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Adjectives have long suffered from bad press. For many years, English teachers have been fond of telling students that "adjectives are the enemy of nouns, and adverbs are the enemy of everything else."

While it's still advisable to heed your English teacher's advice on most other matters, The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate proves that breaking certain rules can make written and spoken language that much livelier, adding much-needed color, style, and adornment. With this addition to the popular Highly Selective series, the "golden" adjective, at last, gets the star treatment it deserves. From adventitious to zaftig, renowned lexicographer Eugene Ehrlich has collected more than 850 of the most interesting and engaging adjectives in the English language and has provided concise definitions and instructive usage examples. Whether you're a writer, a speaker, or a word buff, this compendious, trenchant, laudable, and all-around fantabulous volume will help you put panache back into your prose.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Eugene Ehrlich, Ph.D., (Mamaroneck, NY) is professor emeritus of English Literature at Columbia University and has been a commentator for National Public Radio.

Eugene Ehrlich lived in New York, in the state of New York. Eugene Ehrlich was born in 1922 and died in 2008.

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Serves me well enough for my purposes  Sep 6, 2007
The words in place in the book are not particularily rare to witness at all; I find them to be quite helpful on a regular basis, myself. The synonymousness of many of the entries within makes me sometimes feel like more space should have been left for a few more curious selections I would have a better time using. If I'd only had this some time ago.
Not words for public consumption or use  Dec 14, 2004
It's difficult to imagine a use for this book. Most of the words listed are so uncommon and unrecognizable that every writer should be warned to stay away from it as if it could bring leprosy to their writing. Why? Because if you use a word that people don't understand, you lose your reader. And as a writer, that's the very last thing you want to do.

As long as you don't try to use most of these words, it's a terrific little book that you can peruse through and perhaps find words for uses other than what this book may have intended. One example is the word lachrymose. Lemony Snicket used this word as the name of a lake in his book. Much sadness surrounded Lake Lachrymose, and since the definition of lachrymose is "mournful; given to shedding tears", it is appropriately named.
Ideal for those who want to expand their vocabulary  Nov 29, 2003
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
Thanks for trying, but. . . .  Apr 23, 2003
"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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