Make a Statement in Fall '09 -- Oxford Style
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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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