Sources of Information; Words in Action

(bibliographic sources of information from which words and sentences have been compiled about words and expressions English speakers should know for better understanding and communication)

The main entry words and explanatory elements on this page have been based on and compiled from content found in the following sources:

1000 Most Challenging Words
By Norman W. Schur; Facts On File Publications; New York; 1987.
1000 Most Practical Words
By Norman W. Schur; Facts On File Publications; New York; 1983.
Descriptionary, a Thematic Dictionary
By Marc McCutcheon; Checkmark Books; An imprint of Facts On File, Inc.; New York; 2000.
Funk & Wagnalls Standard Handbook of Synonyms, Antonyms, and Prepositions
By James C. Fernald, L.H.D.; Funk & Wagnalls; New York; 1947.
Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's English Dictionary
Merriam-Webster, Incorporated; Springfield, Massachusetts; 2008.
Reader's Digest Family Word Finder
The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.; Pleasantville, New York; 1975.
Roget's II The New Thesaurus
By the editors of The American Heritage Dictionary; Houghton Mifflin Company; Boston, Massachusetts; 1980.
Success with Words, A Guide to The American Language
By The Reader's Digest Association, Inc; Pleasantville, New York; 1983.

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