The Concise Roget's International Thesaurus
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Otherwise, it's a pretty good thesaurus and you can get it really cheap everywhere.
Almost as bad, words are indexed as the wrong part of speech (e.g., "loquacious" as a verb, "change one's mind" as a noun) and as the wrong lexical element (since when has "businessman" been a synonym of "businesswoman" or "misbehavior" of "good behavior"?); words are double indexed (two separate occurrences of "aloof" appear under "distant"; two instances of "slipshod" under "slovenly"), and key meanings are omitted (e.g., there is no entry for playing music under "play").
"lucky charm" is indexed between "lowest common denominator" and "low grade."
Finally, there are numerous typographical errors in reference numbers, in both the body of the work and the index.
There is so much more. I just picked out some of the things I have noted over time.
My version of the sixth edition is actually hardback, with a different cover from the one shown. Its copyright date is 2001.
Did I accidentally buy a version that had been recalled due to the horrible damage it was doing to the psyches of people who actually care about the language?
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