How to Sound Really Clever explains and illustrates over 600 words that can mystify and outfox us, such as 'condign', 'Zelig-like' and 'agitprop'. This is the sequel to the successful How to Sound Clever (2010), which taught you 600 words you really ought to have known but never had the time to look up in the dictionary. Each entry features an etymological description, as well as useful example phrases so that readers can quickly see the correct context for each word. Anecdotes and witty illustrations appear throughout, making this an entertaining book that will help readers to boost their vocabulary.
Hubert van den Bergh has worked in London for the past decade. A language enthusiast, he read French and Linguistics at Oxford University. He is the author of How to Sound Clever (Bloomsbury, 2010) and is a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph.
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