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Words of a Feather By Murray Suid

Words of a Feather
by Murray Suid

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What's the connection between maneuver and manure? Between glamour and grammar? Anger and angina? This book probes the shared histories of 150 word pairs (called "dual etymologies") to give you a fun and powerful vocabulary-building education that can help you dazzle your friends with knowledge about word origins.
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Words of a Feather by Murray Suid

Dazzle your friends and family with your knowledge of word origins!

What's the connection between maneuver and manure? Between glamour and grammar? Anger and angina? At first glance, these words seem to have nothing in common, but in fact they are Words of a Feather, connected by their origins. This cleverly entertaining book explores the shared histories of 150 word pairs (called "dual etymologies") to give language lovers of all ages a fun and powerful vocabulary-building education that's sure to impress.

Adversary & Advertisement:

Both share the same root for "turn." An adversary is someone you don't want to turn away from, lest he shoot you in the back. An advertisement makes you turn toward it, so it can sell you something.

Affluence & Influence:

It's all about "flow." The affluent have a steady flow of cash; the influential have power flow. And if you're Bill Gates, you've got it all.

Flatulence & Inflation:

Both share the Latin flare, which means "to blow," although with inflate, the "wind" is incoming, a crucial difference.

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Table of Contents


IntroductionEntries: 150 word pairs arranged A to ZAfter Words: Word Factory, Resources, About the Author

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GOR003309347
Words of a Feather by Murray Suid
Murray Suid
Used - Very Good
Hardback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2006-09-11
176
0071477217
9780071477215
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