By Anu Garg
A smorgasbord of bizarre, vague, and unique wordsIn this pleasant encore to the nationwide bestseller A be aware an afternoon, Anu Garg, the founding father of the wildly renowned A note an afternoon website (wordsmith.org), offers an all-new choice of strange, fascinating phrases and real-life anecdotes that would thrill writers, students, and note buffs all over. one other note an afternoon celebrates the English language in all its quirkiness, grandeur, and enjoyable, and contours new chapters starting from "Words shaped Erroneously" and "Red-Herring Words" to "Kangaroo Words," "Discover the Theme," and "What Does That corporation identify Mean?" In them, you'll discover a treasure trove of curious and compelling phrases, together with agelast, dragoman, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission, tattersall, and zugzwang. each one access encompasses a concise definition, etymology, and utilization instance, interspersed with illuminating quotations.
Praise for a be aware a day
"Anu Garg's many readers wait for their A observe an afternoon rations hungrily. Now ultimately here's a ceremonial dinner for them and different verbivores. devour up!"
--Barbara Wallraff, Senior Editor on the Atlantic per month and writer of notice Court
"AWADies could be accustomed to Anu Garg's fresh method of phrases: phrases are enjoyable they usually have attention-grabbing histories."
--John Simpson, leader Editor, Oxford English Dictionary
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It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. ”While there is truth in these words of Plato, the fact is, most of us fall somewhere between good and bad. And for people in that spectrum, laws serve as good deterrents. Like any other, the legal profession has its own lingo. Even though it may appear that these legal terms are designed to keep laypersons in the dark so that the lawyers can charge hefty fees, there is a need for them. In a field where a single word can make a world of difference, a succinct, and more important, unambiguous vocabulary is essential.
A 40 W O R D S T H AT A P P E A R T O B E M I S S P E L L I N G S O F E V E R Y D AY W O R D S I I 41 eagre (EE-guhr) noun A high tidal wave rushing upstream into an estuary. Also known as a tidal bore. Of obscure origin. ” —New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Bore No More When the tidal wave reaches the end of the estuary, does it become a crashing bore? —Scott Eldridge, Pinole, California imprest (IM-prest) noun An advance of money, especially to enable one to carry out some business for a government.
These words appear to be misspellings of common words but they are fully accredited, licensed, certificated words from a standard dictionary—as official as any word can be in the English language. I passible (PAS-uh-buhl) adjective Capable of feeling, especially pain or suffering; susceptible to sensation. 18 W O R D S T H AT A P P E A R T O B E M I S S P E L L I N G S O F E V E R Y D AY W O R D S I 19 From Middle English, from Middle Latin passibilis, from Latin passus, past participle of pati (to suffer).
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