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Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart

Mignon Fogarty

St. Martin's Griffin

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ISBN10: 0312573464
ISBN13: 9780312573461

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128 Pages

$8.99

CA$12.99

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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.

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.

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Praise for Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart

"Delightfully droll . . . Grammar Girl gives clear explanations with helpful examples."—Los Angeles Times


"Fogarty has become the country's go-to girl on grammar. Helpful. Smart. Funny. Fans find Grammar Girl to be all those things."—The Seattle Times

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Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart

Abjure
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...

About the author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty, the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network, is also the author of the New York Times bestselling GRAMMAR GIRL'S QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS FOR BETTER WRITING and THE GRAMMAR DEVOTIONAL. Her straightforward, bite-sized tips on grammar have led to features in the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and an appearance on Oprah. She lives in Reno, Nevada.

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