The Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonymsprovides an easy-to-use source of over 150,000 alternative and opposite workds to improve your word-powerand communication skills, and make your use of English more interesting and original. For each entry, synonyms are listed alphabetically, and antonyms are placed at the end of entries where appropriate. There are examples to showhow words of less obvious sense are used, and markers such as "informal," derogatory," and "obsolete," highlight the usage style. There is also extensive cross-referencing to other entries for extended lists of synonyms and to related words to broaden your knowledge. A section on Lexicon of Hard Words, with interesting and unusual word as diverse as erubescence (blushing) and jumbal (sweet crisp cake), will provide fascinating and useful additions to anyone's vocabulary.