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365 New Words-A-Year Page-a-Day Calendar 2009 (Original Page a Day Calendars) [Calendar]

Inc. Merriam-Webster
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5 Aug 2008 Original Page a Day Calendars
This is the gold standard of word calendars. For students, writers, readers, crossword buffs, and all lovers of language, it's the pleasure of learning a new word every day from the editors at Merriam-Webster, the world's most respected dictionary. Discover literary words (Aesopian: conveying an innocent meaning to an outsider but a hidden meaning to a member of a conspiracy or underground movement), words that are too much fun not to use (slugabed: a person who stays in bed after the usual or proper time to get up), and more. Each entry includes a definition, pronunciation, sample sentence, and detailed word history.

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  • Calendar: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing; Pag edition (5 Aug 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761149333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761149330
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 16.3 x 5.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 928,858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good purchase 7 Feb 2009
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Very pleased with the word a day calendar - lots of new information. Set out well with extra notes on the revise. Balances well on its plastic stand. The price is about right for this item. Ideal for scrabble players to increase their word knowledge of old and newly accepted and added to the dictionary words. The torn off sheets could be kept for further reference or recycled.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great gift idea 6 Dec 2008
By Emily - Published on Amazon.com
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Every year I would pick out a different page a day for my dad. He loves word jumbles, crosswords and such. This calendar he now requests every year. Some days he brings the pages home to share with others. A great gift for the intellectual.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learning Something Every Day 17 Mar 2007
By Lawrence Neil - Published on Amazon.com
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The Word A Day Calendar is my favorite way to watch the days go by. The words are interesting, and the sentences using the words are always apt and enlightening. The explanations and stories about derivation on the back of each page present a treasure trove of information which leads your thoughts to further inquiries.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Word Pleaser 14 Feb 2007
By Doug Linington - Published on Amazon.com
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This book does indeed help in learning new words. It provides a lackadaisical, languid or nonchalant (albeit interesting) way to garner new tidbits for expressing a plethora of minutiae which abound in the thoughts of the boorish and churlish within the hoi polloi (the gallery) on this mortal coil. Although a classic "pearls before swine" it is a good yearly purchase for adding expressions to the vocabularies of those unfortunates who do not have the initiative to have already expanded their diminutive tautology and meaningless drivel as they saunter along the "Bell Curve." Enough said with my dubiously enlightened verbiage.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wordsmith 11 Feb 2008
By Gloria D. Walker - Published on Amazon.com
I really thought I was a wordsmith until I got this calendar. I haven't known any of the words since the beginning of the year but I'm having a ball learning. I also like that the word is used in a sentence to provide context. Also on the back of the page some history related to the word's use. A great calendar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensible 8 Jun 2007
By J. Reynolds - Published on Amazon.com
A new word from this calendar greets me every single morning, and jump-starts my brain while I'm washing my face. Words often pop up that remind me of someone, and I sent that page to her or him; I sometimes recognize words I've encountered in various books and, happening to remember where one of those words appeared, I place that page in the book at the point where the word appeared... it's GREAT fun. This word-a-day calendar is the greatest innovation in calendar use since the designation of Leap Years.
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