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  • The Dictionary of Clichés

    A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes

    by Christine Ammer

    The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Clichés features more than four thousand unique clichés and common expressions. Author Christine Ammer explores the phrases and terms that enliven our language and uncovers expressions that have long been considered dead. With each entry, she includes a thorough definition, origin of the term, and an ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Writer's Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos

    by Kathy Steinemann

    series The Writer's Lexicon
    You just read your manuscript and discovered that your characters nod like marionettes in every chapter. When they’re not nodding, they roll their eyes.Time to slash the Pinocchio strings and turn them into real people. Award-winning author Kathy Steinemann provides the tools. She cuts through the so-called rules and offers simple solutions.Too many repetitions of “little”? There’s a cure for that ... Read more

    $4.19 AUD

  • The Writer's Lexicon Volume II: More Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos

    by Kathy Steinemann

    series The Writer's Lexicon
    Why do you write? Perhaps you’re penning a memoir, fantasy, or romance. Maybe you’re writing a sci-fi series or creative nonfiction novel.At the receiving end will be readers who demand clarity. If you confuse them, you lose them. Learn how to capture their attention and keep them engaged. Discover when to bend or break the so-called “rules” and motivate everyone to finish “just one more chapter.” ... Read more

    $4.17 AUD

  • The List

    ‘A terrifyingly twisted and devious story’ that will take your breath away

    by Carys Jones

    Five names on a list. The first two are dead.The third is yours.A rip-roaring, addictive, intense and emotional thriller for fans of Lucy Foley, Ruth Ware, Phoebe Morgan, CL Taylor and Lisa Jewell...* * * * * * *Beth Belmont runs every day, hard and fast on the trail near home. She knows every turn, every bump in the road. So when she spots something out of place - a slip of white pa... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Writer's Body Lexicon: Body Parts, Actions, and Expressions

    by Kathy Steinemann

    series The Writer's Lexicon
    Ordinary writers describe the body in order to evoke images in readers’ minds. Extraordinary writers leverage it to add elements such as tension, intrigue, and humor.The Writer’s Body Lexicon provides tools for both approaches.Kathy Steinemann provides a boggling number of word choices and phrases for body parts, organized under similar sections in most chapters:•Emotion Beats and Physical ... Read more

    $6.96 AUD

  • Word Origins And How We Know Them

    Etymology for Everyone

    by Anatoly Liberman

    Written in a funny, charming, and conversational style, Word Origins is the first book to offer a thorough investigation of the history and the science of etymology, making this little-known field accessible to everyone interested in the history of words. Anatoly Liberman, an internationally acclaimed etymologist, takes the reader by the hand and explains the many ways that English words can be ... Read more

    $27.71 AUD

  • Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

    The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

    by Jeff Prucher

    The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. It's a window on a whole genre of literature through the words invented and passed along by the genre's most talented writers. In ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • Wheelock's Latin Reader

    Selections from Latin Literature

    by Richard A. LaFleur

    Originally intended by Professor Frederic M. Wheelock as a sequel to Wheelock's Latin, his classic introductory Latin textbook, Wheelock's Latin Reader, newly revised and updated by Richard A. LaFleur, is the ideal text for any intermediate-level Latin course. You'll find a rich selection of of prose and poetry from a wide range of classical authors, as well as briefer passages from medieval and ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart

    by Mignon Fogarty

    series Quick & Dirty Tips
    Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary—one smart word at a time—with Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart.Are you often stumped for the perfect way to say or write something? Do you find ... Read more

    $10.22 AUD

  • Religious Signing

    A Comprehensive Guide For All Faiths

    by Elaine Costello and 1 more

    Since the fourth century, when Spanish monks first started signing to communicate during their vows of silence, sign language has been used in religious communities of all faiths. Present-day American Sign Language (ASL) carries on that tradition. Like any living language, it continues to grow and change to meet the communication needs of an ever more diverse religious population. This ... Read more

    $11.10 AUD

  • Phraseology

    Thousands of Bizarre Origins, Unexpected Connections, and Fascinating Facts about English's Best Expressions

    by Barbara Kipfer

    The Amazing Secrets of the Phrases We Use EverydayPhraseology is the ultimate collection of everything you never knew about the wonderful phrases found in the English language. It contains information about phrase history and etymology; unusual, lost, or uncommon phrases; how phrases are formed; and more than 7,000 facts about common English phrases.Practical enough to be used as a reference book ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD

  • Magical Words That Sell

    by Anonymous

    To Anyone Selling Anything...Who Else Wants To Sell More Products By Simply Swiping These Magical Words & Phrases...Instantly Get Your Hands On Winning Headlines And Words You Can Use In Your Copy or Advertising To Increase Sales!Are you trying to sell more of your products but struggling?Did you know that the words you use in your copy can either make or break the sale?When it comes to selling ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • Words in Time and Place

    Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

    by David Crystal

    Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be. Published to critical acclaim in 2009, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first ... Read more

    $27.71 AUD

  • Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again

    by Mignon Fogarty

    series Quick & Dirty Tips
    Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. After realizing her fans were asking the same questions over and over, Mignon decided to focus her attention on those words that continuously confound the masses. In Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never ... Read more

    $8.24 AUD

  • A Dictionary of Proverbs

    by Jennifer Speake and 1 more

    series Oxford Quick Reference
    This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • The Coffee Dictionary

    An A-Z of coffee, from growing & roasting to brewing & tasting

    by Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood

    An A-Z compendium of everything you need to know about coffee, from a champion barista.Coffee is more popular than ever before - and more complex. The Coffee Dictionary is the coffee drinker's guide to the dizzying array of terms and techniques, equipment and varieties that go into creating the perfect cup.With hundreds of entries on everything from sourcing, growing and harvesting, to roasting, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

    by William Strunk and 2 more

    The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage", ten "elementary principles of composition", "a few matters of form", a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused", and a list of 57 "words often ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • GRE Test Prep Advanced Vocabulary 2 Review--Exambusters Flash Cards--Workbook 2 of 6

    GRE Exam Study Guide

    by GRE Exambusters

    series Exambusters GRE #2
    "GRE Prep Flashcard Workbook 2: COLLEGE GRADUATE-Advanced" 350 words every well-educated person should know. While you may not hear them every day, they can show up on the GRE-General test, and understanding them will boost your score. Includes sample sentence, part of speech, pronunciation, succinct, easy-to-remember definition, and common synonyms and antonyms. [==================] ADDITIONAL ... Read more

    $6.13 AUD

  • 1100 Words You Need to Know

    by Melvin Gordon and 1 more

    A Barron's best-seller for more than five decades!This brand-new edition of 1100 Words You Need to Know has been expanded and updated, and includes:Word lists and definitionsAnalogy exercisesWords-in-context exercisesIdiom indexesAn updated Pronunciation GuideAll new words for students to learn are placed in the context of sentences that have been selected from well-known novels, plays, p... ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • 504 Absolutely Essential Words

    by Murray Bromberg and 1 more

    This updated vocabulary-building book presents the essential core of words that students at middle-school and higher levels must know and be able to use fluently for academic success. These words also constitute essential vocabulary for ESL students and test-takers, as well as others who speak English as their second language.The authors present a series of brief word-building lessons, each ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Art of Baby Nameology

    Explore the Deeper Meaning of Names for Your Baby

    by Norma Watts

    What really is in a name? What does that mean for your baby?Astrologist and nameology expert Norma J. Watts helps every expecting parent explore those questions. By analyzing names using numerology, Watts has crafted a comprehensive guide to using a name's letters to unlock hidden meaning.Watts instructs readers in the tools of nameology, using famous names such as Martha Stewart, Martin Luther ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD

  • Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know

    by Mignon Fogarty

    series Quick & Dirty Tips
    Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary—one word at a time—with Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know.Not sure whether your post-high school vocabulary is up to snuff ... Read more

    $9.12 AUD

  • Wordcatcher

    An Odyssey into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words

    by Phil Cousineau

    Who knew that the great country of Canada is named for a mistake? How about "bedswerver," the best Elizabethan insult to hurl at a cheating boyfriend? By exploring the delightful back stories of the 250 words in Wordcatcher, readers are lured by language and entangled in etymologies. Author Phil Cousineau takes us on a tour into the obscure territory of word origins with great erudition and ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD