Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms

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Merriam-Webster, Inc
Merriam-Webster, 1984 - 940 էջ
Good communication starts with choosing the right word--not always an easy task when the choise is between words of closely related meaning. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms makes the task easier by providing full discussions of synonymous terms and by describing the subtle distinctions that make one word more appropriate than another in a particular context.

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Էջ 159 - Here lies our good Edmund, whose genius was such, We scarcely can praise it, or blame it too much; Who, born for the universe, narrowed his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind.
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