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4.0 out of 5 stars
How to sound clever and negative !, 10 Dec 2010
Excellent book to dip in and out of. Some words I already knew, but most were new and explained well, some in an amusing way and some with witty illustrations. Interestingly, a few of the words are not available in everyday dictionaries and thesuarus so I am still lacking confidence to use them. If someone reads a word you have written in a letter or essay etc and needs to find the meaning it isn't available so they might think you have made a mistake !
After using the book for a while I realised how most of the words chosen have a negative side to them, if you are looking for words to compliment or praise this is not the book for you.