A fun and enlightening guide to those words you keep hearing-though you're still not quite sure exactly what they mean . . . This unique reference book strives to define words and phrases that the average person often encounters, but which may not be immediately familiar. You'll find both old words and new: batten, kiosk, proctor, coup de grace, alliteration, parsec, corona, cartouche, affiliate marketing, balkanization, dogleg, renal, joystick, decant, citadel-and thousands more. Broken down into over fifty categories-from cultural essentials like art, history, and sports terms to modern obsessions like text messaging and hip-hop slang, and a section on foreign words commonly used in English-this book is a word lover's dream and a useful handbook for any student.
by The Diagram Group
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