Details about The Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words
The Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words presents the words we really need to know, without the added burden of those we never look up. The definitions are concise and clear, and are enhanced by sentences and phrases that show the word, or a certain sense of it, used in context. Usage notes are there to help make your use of words more precise and powerful. This dictionary will help you understand words outside your everyday “working” vocabulary, words that are too learned, specialized, or highbrow for day-to-day usage. Abundant cross references help distin- guish words that are related (‘deism’ and ‘theism’) or opposite (‘esoteric’ and ‘exoteric’). The Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words is a handy reference that can be carried with you to enhance your reading and learning experience wherever you go.