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This review is from: How to Sound Clever: Master the 600 English Words You Pretend to Understand...When You Don't (Hardcover)
I bought this book after reading the positive reviews on Amazon. I was a little perturbed by the some more negative appraisals but chose to take a punt. I am very pleased I did. The book is very enjoyable to pick up when a spare five minutes presents itself. I had heard of some of the words included previously but the majority of the words contained in the book were new to me. I really liked that the book also explained the origin of the words. I was concerned that the book would be a bit like reading a dictionary but the notes on word origins and the interesting, unusual nature of the words included meant that this was not the case. Prior to purchasing the book, I had considered my vocabulary to be better than average. This book has improved it.