The Dictionary Of Difficult Words: With more than 400 perplexing words to test your wits!

byJane SolomonIllustratorLouise Lockhart

April 30, 2019|
The Dictionary Of Difficult Words: With more than 400 perplexing words to test your wits! by Jane Solomon
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What is a bumbershoot? Or a moonbow? And what does it mean when someone absquatulates...? Find out all this and more in The Dictionary of Difficult Words.

Test your knowledge with more than 400 words to amaze, confuse, and inspire budding wordsmiths (and adults). All of the words featured in this book are difficult to spell, hard to say, and their meanings are obscure to most children (and most adults)! You can master them with the simple, easy-to-understand definitions and pronunciations written by lexicographer (yes, that's in there too!) Jane Solomon. Fun, colorful illustrations add whimsy to the pages.

Some jobbernowls say dictionaries are anachronistic, or even obsolete, but it's kenspeckle to real bibliophiles that those vociferous ninnyhammers are just metagrobolised by the plethora of portmanteaus, neologisms, and jargon they offer. Next time you find yourself wrangling with one of these ultracrepidarians, no need to imagineer a sockdolager: just show them this book.

This captivating dictionary celebrates the beauty of the English language for family trivia time spent around the printed page.
Jane Solomon is a lexicographer based in Oakland, California. She spends her days writing definitions and working on various projects for Dictionary.com. She's a member of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, the group that decides what new emoji pop up on our devices. Jane has a twin sister who is also a lexico...
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Title:The Dictionary Of Difficult Words: With more than 400 perplexing words to test your wits!Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:112 pages, 12.5 X 10.4 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:112 pages, 12.5 X 10.4 X 0.7 inPublished:April 30, 2019Publisher:Frances Lincoln Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1786038110

ISBN - 13:9781786038111

Appropriate for ages: 7

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