THE ENGLISH WORDSMITH


Published by The Great Wordsmith LLP
Compiled by David W. Andrews


A LEXICAL ECLECSIS

8000 carefully selected words and phrases
that will enrich everyday language.








USEFUL AND INTERESTING

aegis protection, support; axiomatic self-evident;

caveat a warning; embrangle to confuse;

epeolatry the worship of words; gricer railway enthusiast;

kylie a boomerang; miff a small quarrel; nadir lowest point;

ochlocracy mob rule; prolix long-winded;

vitilitigation vexatious litigation.


MISUNDERSTOOD

Childish or childlike? Masterful or masterly?

Suppositious or supposititious?

Transcendent or transcendental?


CORRECT USAGE

Between you and I or between you and me?

Compare to or compare with?

Less or fewer? Who or whom?


FOREIGN IMPORTS WITH USEFUL MEANINGS

Comme il faut as it should be

de mal en pis from bad to worse

samizdat clandestine publishing

schadenfreude enjoyment of another's misfortune

verligte liberal

zweite gesellschaft second-rate people


A REFERENCE SOURCE OF OBSCURE FACTS (A QUIZ CRIB)

Greek myths, philosophers, artists, food, drink, places, animals, plants, religions etc.


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