The Dictionary of Difficult Words
With more than 400 perplexing words to test your wits!
What is a bumbershoot? Or a moonbow? And what does it mean when someone absquatulates...?
Find out all this and more in The Dictionary of Difficult Words. Test your knowledge with more than 400 words to amaze, confuse and inspire budding wordsmiths (and adults). All of the words featured in this book are difficult to spell, hard to say and their meanings are obscure to most children (and most adults)! Written with simple, easy-to-understand definitions by lexicographer Jane Solomon, this dictionary celebrates the beauty of the English language for family trivia time spent around the printed page.
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What Reviewers Are Saying
'Highly recommended' * Gretchen McCulloch, Twitter * 'GORGEOUS book. We started out with me quizzing 11-year-old, but she found it more fun to quiz me.' -- Lynne Murphy, Professor at Sussex University * Twitter * 'EXCEPTIONAL. My mam and I just sat for a good half an hour finding new words.' -- Steph * alittlebutalot, Twitter * 'A brilliant way to encourage children to appreciate the beauties of our language and to extend their vocabulary and improve their writing skills. Wonderful!' * Parents in Touch * `A fun, playful and clever book brimming with perplexing words ... You could have a lot of fun just pronouncing the words, as well as trying to get them into everyday language. A wonderfully whimsical celebration of words.' * Just Imagine * 'will amaze even the most eloquent wordsmith (adult or child!)' * Angels and Urchins * 'fantastic for dipping into or reading right through ... some wonderful notes at the beginning about the parts of speech, and how to work out what a word means and how to pronounce it, as well as some simple notes at the end about usage, and all written in a bouncy light tone, which feels friendly and yet still authoritative. Quite a frabjous book.' * Minerva Reads * 'a fantastically fun family book' * Let Them Be Small *