Writer: W. W. Norton & Firm; Expanded Second Version version (November 24, 2014)
Print Size: 608 pages
The unequalled information―and excellent present―for stymied scribes and dealing wordsmiths all over the place, now expanded and up to date.
A singular and indispensable reference device, The Describer’s Dictionary―now expanded and up to date―has served for over twenty years because the go-to useful resource for writers who’re decided to seize the world in simply the proper phrases.
The dictionary makes use of a singular reverse definition-to-term format that makes it straightforward to zero in on the time period you are in search of. Flip to the brand new part on sensory impressions, for instance, to seek out vivid phrases for "loud or jarring," resembling "grating," "harsh," "piercing," "blaring," "thunderous," "cacophonous," and "raucous." And on the finish of every part dozens of illustrative passages by notable fiction and nonfiction authors―together with Donna Tartt, Michael Lewis, Zadie Smith, Khaled Hosseini, and Paul Theroux―convey the terminology to life.
New on this version:
• Tons of of further definitions, phrases, and synonyms
• Model-new classes, together with "Bodily States and Signs," "Temperament and Conduct," "Rooms and Inside Areas," "Climate and Forces of Nature," and "The Photo voltaic System"
• Over 400 new quotations from books, periodicals, and digital media by established and rising literary stars
• An index of the greater than 600 authors quoted within the ebook