Oxford Minireference Thesaurus by Alan Spooner
A new edition of the best-selling thesaurus from Oxford with 150,000 synonyms and antonyms, organized with those closest in meaning to the headword placed first in the entry. There is clear and comprehensive cross-referencing to both relevant alternative and opposite words, which improves the accessibility of the text. There is also an increased number of example phrases to clarify tricky or unusual words. In the appendix there is a new 16-page Word Builder which consists of thematic noun lists, such as architectural styles, parts of the body, and collective terms for animals. This should help users widen their vocabulary.