Dictionary of Confusable Words

Dictionary of Confusable Words

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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This book is directed at the Norm Crosby and Professor Irwin Corey in everyone. While the first confusing pair this reviewer looked up, inquire/Enquirer , was not to be found, and while most of the entries seem unconfusing to this rather-educated mind, perhaps this book will be of use to newer speakers of English and to those whose activities include little reading and writing. And, on the opposite side, the book might be consulted by the lexically meticulous, those worrying, for example, about using summary and synopsis as synonyms. A couple items of interest are paean/paeon , the first, a song of praise, the second a metrical unit of four syllables, and that furious foursome, perceptive/percipient/perspicacious/perspicuous which this reviewer leaves to the perspective to dessicate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Chicago, IL : Fitzroy Dearborn Publ., 2000
ISBN: 9781579582715
1579582710
Branch Call Number: R 423.1 DIC
Characteristics: viii, 251 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Room, Adrian
Alternative Title: Confusable words

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