David Olsen (Columbia, MD) is the author of the bestselling The Words You Should Know.
Michelle Bevilacqua (Avon, MA) is a former editor with Adams Media and the author of More Words You Should Know.
WITH AN APPENDIX Embracing a Dictionary of Briticisms, Americanisms, Colloquinl Phrases, etc., in current use ; the Grammatical Uses of Prepositions and Prepositions Discriminated; a List of Homonyms und Ilomo- phonons Words ; a Collection of Foreign FLrases, and a Completa List of Abbreviations and Contractions used in Writing ana Printing.
For the solution of -Cross Word Puzzles special attention is called also to the lists of Americanisms and Briticisms and the immensely valuable table of Homonyms (words spelt alike but differing in use) original features of easily recognized importance.
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A COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS, OR SYNONYMS AND WORDS OF OPPOSITE MEANING.
Terminate, remove, sup- press, lower, reduce, mitigate, dimiu- ish,moderate,lessen, subside,decrease. Prolong, continue, revive, de- velop, increase, aggravate, magnify, brew, ferment, rage, extend, enlarge, amplify, raise, enhance. Degrade, disgrace, bring low, reduce, humble, demean, stoop, humiliate, depress, lower, sink, dis- honor. Promote, exalt, honor, raise, elevate, dignify, aggrandize. Degradation, de- pression, disgrace, humiliation, ab- jection, dishonor, shame. Promotion, elevation, honor, exaltation, dignity, aggrandizement. Wandering, diver- gence, deviation, desultoriness, ram- bling, disconnectedness, hallucination, inconsecutiveness, idiocy, insanity, ex- ception, abnormity. Uniformity, consecutiveness, continuity, connectedness, principle, law, order, type, norm, project, line, tenor, progression, rectiliuearity, reg- ularity. Aid, support, promote, countenance, uphold, assist, instigate, encourage, incite, advocate, sanction, subsidize, embolden. Thwart, contradict, obstruct, oppose, baffle, confound, discourage, disapprove, disconcert, counteract,de- ter, dissuade, frustrate, impede, de- nounce, expose.
This work is designed to aid students, literary men, public speakers and others, in finding the best word to express the thought they wish to convey. Leave, forsake, de- sert, renounce, cease, relinquish, dis- continue, cast off, resign, retire, quit, 1 forego, forswear, depart from, vacate, surrender, abjure, repudiate. Pursue, prosecute, undertake, seek, court, cherish, favor, protect, claim, maintain, defend, advocate, re- tain, support, uphold, occupy, haunt, hold, assert, vindicate, keep.