The Well-Spoken Thesaurus: The Most Powerful Ways to Say Everyday Words and Phrases (Paperback)

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The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is designed to help you improve your communication skills by expanding your vocabulary.

The book includes over 200 words, arranged in easy-to-use categories, such as "positive emotions," "negative emotions," "intellectual terms," and "descriptive terms." Each entry includes a definition, synonyms, antonyms, and usage examples.

The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is particularly useful for writers who want to improve the precision and impact of their language. By providing a range of synonyms for common words and phrases, the book helps writers avoid repetition and clichés, while also encouraging them to use language that is more vivid, specific, and memorable.

Some of the benefits of using The Well-Spoken Thesaurus include:

  • Making a stronger impression: By choosing words that are more precise and impactful, you can help your writing stand out from the crowd and make a stronger impression.
  • Demonstrating your communication skills: Using a wide range of vocabulary can demonstrate that you are articulate, sophisticated, and able to communicate effectively.
  • Conveying your personality: Includes a range of descriptive terms that can help you convey your personality and character traits in your writing

Overall, The Well-Spoken Thesaurus can be a valuable resource for anyone who wants to improve their writing and communication skills.

About the Author

Tom Heehler is a degree student at the Harvard University Extension School and creator of Fluent in Five Languages, the free online language course where students learn to speak four languages simultaneously - French, Italian, Spanish, and Romanian. You can find this novel approach to language acquisition at

Praise For…

"A celebration of the spoken word." — Chicago Tribune

"How absolutely fascinating." — The Fayetteville Observer

"In this unconventional, easy-to-use thesaurus, Heehler, a degree student at the Harvard Extension School, invites the reader to speak like an academic without sounding like one." — Book News

"The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is a delightful book for anyone interested in language and the spoken word." — Midge Raymond, Award-winning author of Forgetting English

"This is your guide to eloquence — replacing ordinary words with extraordinary ones that take your writing to new heights. " — Gotham Writer’s Workshop

Product Details
ISBN: 9781402243059
ISBN-10: 1402243057
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication Date: February 1st, 2011
Pages: 400
Language: English