Terms to Make You Squirm: 200 words

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Ever heard a word that made you cringe? Terms to Make You Squirm -- 200 words you shouldn't use focuses on the words and phrases that we over- and misuse, words that have become cliches and words that are easily confused. Using contemporary examples, it shows us why certain words and phrases should be used sparingly -- if at all -- and by offering suitable replacements it can help us avoid using those terms that make us squirm. allude and elude If you allude to something, you refer to it indirectly or without mentioning it explicitly. If you elude someone, you escape from them in a clever or cunning way. If something you want eludes you, you cannot obtain it. He was a fugitive long before the FBI put him on the most wanted list. How he managed to allude capture for so long is unclear at this point. When used correctly, allude always appears with the preposition 'to', while elude takes a direct object. Ricky Ponting is confident the Australians are now ready for a tilt at the only major silverware to elude them -- the Champions Trophy.


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Chambers is one of the world's most respected dictionary publishers, appealing particularly to word lovers and those who revel in all the quirks of the English language. Its extensive list of innovative and completely reliable language and reference titles covers English-language dictionaries, thesauruses, bilingual dictionaries, crosswords, puzzles and games and specialist titles on subjects such as biography, quotations, literary characters, science and technology and world history. Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the 19th century.

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  • : 9780550104755
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Chambers
  • : 0.0
  • : August 2009
  • : 186mm X 176mm X 12mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 427.9940207
  • : 208
  • : Humour; Language & linguistics