Why use a Thesaurus?
A thesaurus is a book of synonyms. A synonym is a word that has the same, or nearly the same, meaning as another word. When we write, we sometimes use the same words repeatedly, or use boring words when more exciting words would make the writing more interesting. So, using a thesaurus can help us make our writing more exciting, when finding the right word for the occasion. It is true that using a Thesaurus could be risky, if the user does not appreciate the historical literary richness and diversity of the English language. Other than glossary making, and vocabulary enrichment, some non traditional uses of a thesaurus are as quiz builder, an Anagram Solver, even a crossword puzzle helper.
A Thesaurus Adventure:
Accordingly, in spite of an elaborate reference bookshelf I have at the tip of my fingers, I walked to the near bye World class Borders Bookshop, in order to fortify my grasp of the English language, especially after becoming an Amazon Vine Voice, I decided to stop being a boring reviewer, and repetitive guide writer. After examination of the Houghton Mifflin gem, I concluded it will help me in selection of Synonyms, clearly and precisely defined, with a cross reference that fortifies my English vocabulary, by allowing aa search in a broader way.
American Heritage College Thesaurus:
This is a new addition to the American Heritage English usage books. Organized in an easy-to-use alphabetical format, The American Heritage College Thesaurus provides a wide range of synonyms, with colorful alternatives that make English richer and more versatile language. Each synonym list gives a clear definition to quickly directs the user to the relevant meaning. Words with related meanings show cross-references to one another, which increases the number of synonyms available to the searcher. With hundreds of Core Synonym Paragraphs including a clearly written model sentence for every synonym discussed, with a pertinent quotation from literary authors.