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A Reader's Companion : 3,500 Words and Phrases Avid Readers Should Know
by John L. Bowman


Overview - This book was written to help avid readers expand their vocabularies with commonly encountered literary, Latin, historic and philosophic words and phrases. It includes: Words such as sciolist, millenarianism, hermeneutics, apodictic, parturient, antistasis, latitudinarian, charybdis, pantagruelian, doxa, anoesis, zugzwang, morosoph, phenomenology, quondam, eldritch and stochastic.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This book was written to help avid readers expand their vocabularies with commonly encountered literary, Latin, historic and philosophic words and phrases. It includes: Words such as sciolist, millenarianism, hermeneutics, apodictic, parturient, antistasis, latitudinarian, charybdis, pantagruelian, doxa, anoesis, zugzwang, morosoph, phenomenology, quondam, eldritch and stochastic. Latin phrases like vae victis, margaritas ante porcos, and memento mori. Root words including ruth (for ruthless). Enlightening word comparisons like putative, purported and ostensible. Proper words such as Muses, who they were and what each represents. Historic phrases like "crossing the Rubicon" and to "go to Canossa."


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  • ISBN-13: 9780595452668
  • ISBN-10: 0595452663
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • Publish Date: June 2007
  • Page Count: 248


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