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The Insult Dictionary

by Julie Tibbott Reader's Digest (April 18, 2013)

Do you long for the days when a jerk was a “cad”? Want to tell that “swillbelly” to clean up his table manners and that grumbling “glump” to stop whining? Would you like a way of saying simpleton...


Opening Pandora's Box

by Ferdie Addis Reader's Digest (October 13, 2011)

Are you known to strike like a thunderbolt when things don't go your way?

Are you fortunate enough to have the Midas touch?

Have you ever been struck by Cupid's arrow?

Classically derived expressions are commonly...


Talking Turkey

by Robert Hendrickson Skyhorse (February 11, 2014)

Food is a favorite topic of conversation around the worldhow to create it, how to season it, how to compliment it with other foods, how to serve it...the list goes on. Yet little attention is paid to where the...


Who Put The Butter In Butterfly?: ... And other Fearless Investigations in

by David Feldman HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

The English language is filled with familiar words that, when one thinks about them, are downright peculiar: cooties, doozies, and heepie-jeebies; finks and funks; mugwumps and muumuus; deep six and cloud nine....


English as a Second F*cking Language

by Sterling Johnson St. Martin's Griffin (June 14, 1996)

In the English language, swearing is essential to effective communication. In this hilarious and illuminating guide, you will learn just how to do it - no f*cking problem.

Whether you want to succeed in business,...


499 Words Every College Student Should Know

by Stephen Spignesi Skyhorse (August 29, 2017)

Words equal credibility. The more articulate a person is, the more seriously they will be taken—by everyone.

On any given day, you might read “abrogate” used in a USA Today article; or “demagogue”...


The Dictionary of Clichés

by Christine Ammer Skyhorse (November 05, 2013)

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...


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

by Alan Axelrod Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

Few areas of human endeavor have produced more--or more colorful--terms than has the military. Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have over centuries come up with words, phrases, and acronyms to express...


The Book of Human Emotions

by Tiffany Watt Smith Little, Brown and Company (June 06, 2016)

A thoughtful, gleeful encyclopedia of emotions, both broad and outrageously specific, from throughout history and around the world.

How do you feel today? Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Your stomach...


Better Than Great

by Arthur Plotnik & Richard Waterhouse Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2012)

A veritable 'TKO of terminology,' Better Than Great is the essential guide for describing the extraordinary--the must-have reference for anyone wishing to rise above tired superlatives. Deft praise encourages...


The Book of Human Emotions

by Tiffany Watt Smith & Suzanne Toren Little, Brown & Company (June 07, 2016)

A thoughtful, gleeful encyclopedia of emotions, both broad and outrageously specific, from throughout history and around the world.

How do you feel today? Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Your stomach...


501 Portuguese Verbs

by John J. Nitti & Michael J. Ferreira Barrons Educational Series (November 23, 2015)

Barron’s 501 Portuguese Verbs teaches you how to use the 501 most common and useful Portuguese verbs. Fluency starts with knowledge of verbs, and the authors provide clear, easy-to-use guidance. Each verb...


501 Spanish Verbs

by Christopher Kendris & Theodore Kendris Barrons Educational Series (August 11, 2017)

The new eighth edition of Barron’s 501 Spanish Verbs shows students, travelers, and adult learners exactly how to use the 501 most common and useful Spanish verbs in all 15 tenses and moods. Fluency in Spanish...


501 French Verbs

by Christopher Kendris & Theodore Kendris Barrons Educational Series (March 08, 2016)

Learning French is easy with Barron’s 501 French Verbs. The authors provide clear, easy-to-use review of the most important and commonly used verbs from the French language. Each verb is listed alphabetically...


Ultimate Phrasal Verb Book

by Carl W. Hart Barrons Educational Series (March 08, 2017)

Updated to reflect questions found on the most recent ESL tests, this book presents 400 common phrasal verbs as they are used in everyday English. Phrasal verbs are verbs combined with prepositions or adverbs....


Italian Now! Level 1: L'italiano d'oggi!

by Marcel Danesi Barrons Educational Series (September 19, 2012)

This updated worktext for high school and college introductory courses emphasizes functional use of conversational and written Italian with extensive use of fill-in exercises, matching columns, word puzzles,...


504 Absolutely Essential Words

by Murray Bromberg & Julius Liebb Barrons Educational Series (August 05, 2012)

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...


English Verbs

by Vincent F. Hopper Barrons Educational Series (October 01, 2012)

The new edition of this quick-reference book makes a handy classroom supplement for high school and college students, and serves as a valuable language aid for ESL students. Helpful features include:

  • 120 irregular...


A Guide to Federal Terms and Acronyms

by Don Philpott Bernan Press (December 20, 2017)

Navigating government documents is a task that requires considerable knowledge of specialized terms and acronyms. This required knowledge nearly amounts to knowing a completely different language. To those who...


First Words 100 Animals : Children's Reading & Writing Education Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Build your child's vocabulary by using a topic that he/she would truly find interesting - animals. You have to remember that in order for your child to learn, his/her attention must be secured first. That can...


Letter Sounds for Preschoolers - Made Simple (Kindergarten Early Learning)

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

This book is a supplementary tool for preschool teachers. The book emphasizes letter sounds aiding the teachers in successfully inputting the ideas to their pupils’ heads. Designed specifically for preschoolers,...


The Big Book Of Words You Should Know To Sound Smart

by Robert W Bly Adams Media (November 06, 2015)

The ultimate word book for aspiring intellectuals!

The most compendious collection of words for aspiring scholars, this book helps you hold your own in intellectual discourse. Featuring 2,400 sophisticated, obscure,...


Wrath

by Adams Media Adams Media (August 18, 2011)

The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged...


Gluttony

by Adams Media Adams Media (August 18, 2011)

The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged...


Sloth

by Adams Media Adams Media (August 18, 2011)

The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged...


Lust

by Adams Media Adams Media (August 18, 2011)

The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged...


Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Writers

by David Olsen, Michelle Bevilaqua, Justin Cord Hayes & Robert W Bly Adams Media (December 03, 2013)

The ultimate tool for writers!

Whether you're crafting the next great American novel or pounding away at a last-minute blog entry, there will come a time in the process when you struggle to find just the perfect...


Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students

by David Olsen, Michelle Bevilaqua, Justin Cord Hayes & Burton Jay Nadler Adams Media (March 18, 2014)

The ultimate tool for students!

Tired of using the same few phrases in all your presentations? Can't find the right expression to begin your college admissions essay? Stuck with a drab, uninspiring conclusion...


Legal Words You Should Know

by Corey Sandler & Janice Keefe Adams Media (March 18, 2009)

Every day, people find themselves in legal situations. Mortgages are put in place, attorneys draw up wills, and credit cards are set up all the time. However, how many people actually understood the legal contracts...


The Book of Word Records

by Asher Cantrell Adams Media (June 18, 2013)

From antidisestablishmentarianism to zo, a unrivaled collection of today's greatest words!

Have you ever wondered what the longest word in the dictionary is? Or the origin of your go-to curse word?

With The Book...


Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals

by David Olsen, Michelle Bevilacqua & Justin Cord Hayes Adams Media (October 15, 2011)

Have you struggled for just the right phrase when grappling with a class assignment? Crafting an office memo, do you want greater clarity and concision? Pounding away at a last-minute blog entry, haven't you...


Geektionary

by Gregory Bergman & Josh Lambert Adams Media (December 18, 2010)

"The last WoW module was clunky and a bit slow on my rig but it had a great toolset for building adventures for my avatar. Now I'm at sixtieth level! Awesome!"

Whether it's about science fiction, Star Trek, sports,...


Dictionary of Espionage and Intelligence

by Bob Burton & W.E.B. Griffin Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

From Bob Burton a former member of both the civilian and military intelligence communities and America's most feared bounty hunter comes the complete lexicon of over 800 terms and meanings used in international...


Whiffletrees and Goobers

by W. R. Runyan Skyhorse (August 17, 2007)

Did you know that a horse apple is actually a type of orange? Or that a whiffletree is not a tree at all? You will, after you pore through this delightful dictionary of old-fashioned words that are quickly slipping...


Random Obsessions

by Nick Belardes Viva Editions (July 10, 2009)

Did you know Thomas Jefferson's grandson was an ax murderer? Don't you delight knowing some dinosaurs were teeny tiny as hens? Before buying that plane ticket, don't you NEED to know which exotic islands still...


The Book of Human Emotions: From Ambiguphobia to Umpty -- 154 Words from Around the World for How We Feel

by Tiffany Watt Smith Little, Brown and Company (June 07, 2016)

A thoughtful, gleeful encyclopedia of emotions, both broad and outrageously specific, from throughout history and around the world.

How do you feel today? Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Your stomach...


Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English

by Robert Hartwell Fiske Scribner (November 01, 2011)

Robert Hartwell Fiske aims to eliminate laxity in language today by way of this witty and engaging reference.

Fiske rails against "laxicographers and ding-a-linguists" who, with their misguided thinking, actually...


How are You? First Words Baby Book: Sight Word Books

by Speedy Publishing LLC Speedy Publishing LLC (December 20, 2015)

For a first-time parent, baby's first words are always very exciting to hear! You can encourage your child's vocabulary and desire to speak using these targeted words that are designed to be your baby's firsts....


Holy Cow!

by Boze Hadleigh Skyhorse (May 12, 2015)

We love animals but insult humans by calling them everything from weasels or pigs to sheep, mice, chickens, sharks, snakes, and bird-brains. Animal epithets, words, and phrases are so widespread we often take...


Collins Rhyming Dictionary

by Rosalind Fergusson & Andrew Motion Collins (September 04, 2014)

If it’s time for a rhyme, or you need a satiric lyric, the Collins Rhyming Dictionary is the fastest and easiest way to refine your line.

The Collins Rhyming Dictionary is the most accessible way to find the...