Make a Statement in Fall '09 -- Oxford Style

Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:20am EDT

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Over 2,000 new words and synonyms debut in the redesigned OXFORD ENGLISH
DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- What's the trendiest accessory this fall?
Words of course!  With Oxford's newly redesigned English Dictionary &
Thesaurus students can go back with the most fashionable (see SYNONYMS: in
vogue, stylish, chic, modish, classy, cool, tony) vocabulary in school.

Highlights of the new edition:
    --  Powered by the Oxford English Corpus with over 2,000 new words and
        senses, representing the latest cutting-edge advances in
lexicographical
        research
    --  More than 150,000 words, phrases, and definitions
    --  Approximately 184,000 synonyms and antonyms
    --  60 pages of revised supplementary material including: a basic guide to
        the parts of speech, spelling, and punctuation, as well as a
wordfinder
        and reference section
    --  Dictionary and thesaurus entries in one block so you don't have to
        go back and forth between sections
    --  In-text features such as usage notes and "Choose the Right
        Word" boxes that help readers know when to use the right words



Some sassy synonyms:
greasy OR oleaginous
look alike OR doppelganger.
super OR wicked
transparent OR diaphanous
untoward OR infelicitous
valid OR cogent
vacuous OR gormless
incidentally OR by happenstance
emit OR disgorge
aggressive foreign policy OR warmongering
arrogant OR supercilious

Try out some new words in conversation: 
acid reflux
adbot
ADD
addy
ADHD
aeroponics
Afrobeat
aggregator
agritourism
all-terrain vehicle
Anglosphere
antiglobalization
antiretroviral
antiterrorism
ARM
arrabbiata
ATV
avian flu
baby buggy
backtalk
bailout
barfly
bargain basement
bed head
biotherapy
bipolar disorder
bird flu
Blackberry
blogosphere
blogroll
blue state
bong
brag book
bumper sticker
bum rap
burn rate
cable modem
CAD
carbo-load
carbon footprint
carbon-neutral
carbon offsetting
carbon trading
carbs
CD burner
celeb
CGI
charge-back
cheesesteak
cineplex
climate change
consumer price index
content provider
corporate raider
co-sleeping
counterintelligence
credibility gap
credit crunch
crystal meth
C-section
cyberstalking
cybrid
darknet
designer drug
digicam
digital divide
discussion board
displaced person
domestic partnership
dot-org
e-business
ecological footprint
ecoregion
edamame
efficiency apartment
emissions trading
emo
failover
fair use
faith-based
fan fiction
fat burner
file-sharing
FireWire
flash drive
flash mob
flex-fuel
found object
freeware
fubar
gag order
gag rule
gangsta
gas guzzler
gated community
gateway drug
gender gap
gender-neutral
gene-altered
genetic blueprint
genetic screening
genetic testing
Gitmo
glycemic index
google (verb)
hedge fund
helper cell
high-maintenance
homeschooling
homewrecker
hoopster
hybrid car
identity theft
instant messaging
iPod
Jello shot
life partner
low-tech
mahimahi
Memory stick
message board
moblog
modding
mojito
mosh pit
MRSA
multiuser
nanny state
neoconservative
no-frills
Nordic walking
oncoprotein
pharming
podcast
prekindergarten
prenup
president-elect
red ink
scare quotes
senior moment
sexual orientation
sky marshal
sleeper cell
smart dust
smoke-free
social networking
splitsville
straw purchase
sudoku
superfood
trailer park (adjective)
transfat
trophy wife
unsubscribe
USB flash drive
WAV file
weaponize
weather balloon
web hosting
weblink
wedge issue
wiki
wireless hot spot
WLAN
WORM
XHTML
zip file

Oxford American Dictionary & Thesaurus 2e will be published, in hardcover, by
Oxford University Press on June 11 (Second Edition, $29.95, 1600 pages, 
9780195384659).



SOURCE  Oxford University Press

Michelle Rafferty of Oxford University Press, +1-212-726-6243,
Michelle.Rafferty@oup.com
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