It would take years of reading to learn the vocabulary succinctly provided in Word Power. The dictionary contains everything from slang (cool, zulued) to scholarship (soliloquy, archaic smile), to science (azimuth), with some added hokum (Montezuma's revenge). Each entry is defined, given a pronunciation, and used in four sample sentences. Where possible, synonyms, antonyms, and etymology are provided, as well. With its painstaking selection and pithy examples, Word Power is suitable for students, professionals, and anyone interested in the storied and variegated English language.
John Fleming is the author of The War of All Against All: An Analysis of Conflict in Society. His academic interests include linguistics, sociology, and English and American literature.
Part 1 Preface Chapter 2 Word Power, A-Z Part 3 Appendix A: Select Proverbs and Quotations Part 4 Appendix B: Latin Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes Part 5 Appendix C: Greek Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes Part 6 Appendix D: Words Pertaining to Class Part 7 Bibliography Part 8 About the Author