By Eugene Ehrlich

ISBN-10: 0060186364

ISBN-13: 9780060186364

Adjectives have lengthy suffered from undesirable press. for a few years, English lecturers were keen on telling scholars that "adjectives are the enemy of nouns, and adverbs are the enemy of every thing else."

While it truly is nonetheless really useful to heed your English teacher's suggestion on such a lot different concerns, The hugely Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the terribly Literate proves that breaking yes ideas could make written and spoken language that a lot livelier, including much-needed colour, kind, and adornment. With this addition to the preferred Highly Selective sequence, the "golden" adjective, eventually, will get the megastar remedy it merits. From adventitious to zaftig, popular lexicographer Eugene Ehrlich has amassed greater than 850 of the main attention-grabbing and interesting adjectives within the English language and has supplied concise definitions and instructive utilization examples. no matter if you are a author, a speaker, or a notice buff, this compendious, trenchant, laudable, and all-around fantabulous quantity can assist you place panache again into your prose.

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Brachycephalic. See cephalic. bromide. See bromidic. bromidic (broh-MID-ik) From American bromide, meaning “a platitude,” + -ic, a suffix that forms an adjective of other parts of speech; thus, for example, poet + -ic = poetic. trite; platitudinous. ” Related words: bromide (BROH-mid) noun; bromidically (brohMID-i-ke-lee) adverb. bulimia. See bulimic. ” Also given as bulimiac (byoo-LIM-ee-ak). affected by uncontrollable pathological craving for food. ” Related word: bulimia (byoo-LIM-ee-e) noun.

Related words: calumniously (ke-LUM-nee-es-lee) adverb; calumniatory (ke-LUM-nee-e-tor-ee) adjective; calumny (KAL-em-nee), calumniation (ke-lum-nee-AY-shen), and calumniator (ke-LUMnee-ay-ter) all nouns; calumniate (ke-LUM-nee-ayt) verb. campestral (kam-PES-trel) From Latin campestris, meaning “flat”; from campus, meaning “field” + -estris, an adjectival suffix. rural; rustic; pertaining to fields or open country. ” 1. of Cambridge, England; or of Cambridge University. ” 2. of Cambridge, Massachusetts; or of Harvard University.

2. unceasing; incessant; always; perpetual. ” Related words: continually (ken-TIN-yoo-e-lee) adverb; continuable (ken-TIN-yoo-e-bel) adjective; continuality (ken-tin-yoo-AL-i-tee), continuance (ken-TIN-yoo-ens), continuation (ken-tin-yoo-AYshen), and continualness (ken-TIN-yoo-el-nis) all nouns; continue (ken-TIN-yoo) verb. ” Golden Adjectives Coriaceous / 39 The English adjective is also given as continued (ken-TIN-yood) and continual. Continuous. ” 1. ceaseless; uninterrupted in time. ” 2. unbroken; never ending.

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