Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound SmartQuick & Dirty Tips
St. Martin's Griffin
Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary—one smart word at a time—with Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart.
Are you often stumped for the perfect way to say or write something? Do you find yourself using the same words over and over? Grammar Girl to the rescue! This handy reference guide contains 101 words that will enhance your writing, adding nuance, subtlety, and insight. Using these words in speeches, you'll sound confident and articulate—a skill that will benefit you for years to come.
Full of clear, straightforward definitions and fun quotations from historic luminaries such as Leonardo da Vinci and Charlotte Bronte as well as contemporary notables such as Dave Eggers and Rowan Atkinson, this highly useable guidebook gives you the ability to speak and write eloquently at any occasion, setting you up for a lifetime of success.
Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart
Abjure and jury both share the Latin root for "swear." Whereas a jury swears an oath, to abjure is to swear something off, to forswear...
Praise for Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart
“For anyone who writes; whether blogs or greeting cards, and anyone who speaks in public ... this book should be in your reference library!” —City Book Review
“A very cute little book and a perfect stocking stuffer!...Recommended for the aspiring writer in your life!” —Booking Mama