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Rare Words II

Rare Words II

ITEM: RB0775
Rare these words may be, but oh-so-useful, as you'll see
This sequel to one of our bestselling word books provides whimsical rhymes in the best Ogden Nash tradition, to help you add words such as persiflage, chiliad, shivaree and vail to your vocabulary with ease.

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  • Sequel to our bestselling Rare Words book
  • 500 words with definition, part of speech and simple phonetics
  • Whimsical rhymes for many words to aid in remembering
  • Some words with high-scoring letters for Scrabble buffs
  • Category index in front, alphabetical index in back
  • Handy 4 1/2 x 9 1/4 size for bag or desk
  • Two-color presentation with charming illustrations
  • 139 pages
  • Not in the bookstores, only at Levenger
An opsimath/takes the path/of learning late./It's worth the wait! Authors Jan and Hallie Leighton made it worth the wait for Rare Words II, the smile-provoking sequel to their bestselling word book. This new batch of 500 rarities features lighthearted poems to help you remember many of the entries, along with definitions and simple phonetics. Here's the rhyme for perpend, which means to ponder or deliberate:

Hamlet, perpending,
delayed sending
the evil king to kingdom come,
but finally he killed the bum.

Scrabble buffs will appreciate entries such as qat, pyx and jape to help form words with high-scoring letters. Only from Levenger.