Kindle Dictionary Collection - Ehlrich, Conley [MOBI] {01001001}

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Collection of MOBI Dictionaries for the Kindle and other eReaders, including -

Conley, Craig - One-Letter Words, A Dictionary
Ehrlich, Eugene - The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate
Ehrlich, Eugene - The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate


Conley, Craig - One-Letter Words, A Dictionary



"One-Letter Words, A Dictionary" illuminates the more than 800 surprising definitions associated with each letter in the English alphabet. For instance, Conley uncovers 69 different definitions for the letter X, the most versatile and printed letter in the English language. Using facts, figures, quotations, and etymologies, the author provides a complete and enjoyable understanding of the one-letter word. With the letter B, Conley teaches us that its many different meanings span multiple subjects including science - B denotes a blood type and also is a symbol for the element Boron on the Periodic table - and history - in the Middle Ages, B was branded on a blasphemer's forehead. With the letter A, he reminds us that A is not only a bra size, but also a musical note. This book is the essential desk companion, gift, or reference volume for a vast array of readers, puzzle lovers, teachers, students, librarians, or armchair linguists. Once they pick it up they'll never be able to put it down.


Ehrlich, Eugene - The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate



In The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate, Eugene Ehrlich pulls no punches about his intent. This book and its companion, The Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate, are prescriptive rather than descriptive, dedicated to recording language as it should be rather than how it often is. In the preface, Ehrlich announces that he means his book to be an "antidote" to the "effects wrought by the forces of linguistic darkness"--meaning, of course, all lexicographers more permissive than he is. That said, Ehrlich's conservative approach handily disposes of many thorny usage problems. The entry for "effectual," for example, distinguishes between "effective" and "effectual" in a concise and utterly persuasive way: "...a law that is effective--operative, in effect--becomes effectual--answers its purpose--only when the law is enforced."


Ehrlich, Eugene - The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate



Adjectives have long suffered from bad press. For many years, English teachers have been fond of telling students that "adjectives are the enemy of nouns, and adverbs are the enemy of everything else."

While it's still advisable to heed your English teacher's advice on most other matters, The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate proves that breaking certain rules can make written and spoken language that much livelier, adding much-needed color, style, and adornment. With this addition to the popular Highly Selective series, the "golden" adjective, at last, gets the star treatment it deserves. From adventitious to zaftig, renowned lexicographer Eugene Ehrlich has collected more than 850 of the most interesting and engaging adjectives in the English language and has provided concise definitions and instructive usage examples. Whether you're a writer, a speaker, or a word buff, this compendious, trenchant, laudable, and all-around fantabulous volume will help you put panache back into your prose.
Kindle Dictionary Collection - Ehlrich, Conley/Conley, Craig - One-Letter Words, A Dictionary.mobi 741.208 KB
Kindle Dictionary Collection - Ehlrich, Conley/Ehrlich, Eugene - The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate.mobi 439.828 KB
Kindle Dictionary Collection - Ehlrich, Conley/Ehrlich, Eugene - The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate.mobi 572.344 KB
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