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The New York Times Dictionary of Misunderstood, Misused, and Mispronounced Words

Words We Know, Until Someone Asks Us What They Mean

Edited by Laurence Urdang

The most fun you’ll ever have reading a dictionary! Here are all of the words, used by the finest wordsmiths, gathered together in one easy-to-use, fascinating-to-browse, alphabetically arranged resource.

The New York Times Dictionary of Misunderstood, Misused, and Mispronounced Words will help you increase your vocabulary with thousands of words you often see or hear but don’t understand, including words you never seem to use correctly, words you can neither pronounce nor spell, and words you hesitate to use in conversation but wish you could.

Including definitions, pronunciation, and proper usage of nearly 10,000 words, this book is perfect for students, writers, and anyone who uses language as a tool in business.

Laurence Urdang is a professional lexicographer whose interest in words and languages is undiminished by almost 40 years of exposure to dictionaries of all kinds. His magnum opus is the Unabridged Edition of the Random House Dictionary of the English Language.

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