Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms, by Spooner, Alan
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- ISBN: 9780198602866 | 0198602863
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 8/1/1999
The Oxford Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms provides an easy-to-usesource of over 150,000 alternative and opposite words in order to improve yourwordpower and communication skills, and also make your English more interestingand original. For each entry, synonyms are listed alphabetically within eachsense, and antonyms are placed at the end of entries where appropriate. Thereare illustrated examples to show how words of less obvious senses are used, andmarkers such as 'informal', 'derogatory', and 'obsolete' highlight the usagestyle.There is extensive cross-referencing to other entries for extended lists ofsynonyms and to related words to broaden your knowledge. There is also aLexicon of Hard Words with interesting and unusual words as diverse aserubescence (blushing) and jumbal (sweet crisp cake), which will providefascinating and useful additions to anyone's vocabulary.