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The Words You Should Know to Sound Smart: 1, 200 Essential Words Every Sophisticated Person Should be Able to Use


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The Words You Should Know to Sound Smart: 1, 200 Essential Words Every Sophisticated Person Should be Able to Use by Bobbi Bly
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This is a tongue-in-cheek guide to words that any smart, well-educated, pretentious person should be able to drop into cocktail conversation.The reader is encouraged to toss off words such as 'Disestablishmentarianism', 'descant', and 'autodidactic', proving, if not the value of a good education, at least the appearance of a good education.Each word is accompanied by a pronunciation guide and a sentence illustrating its use. Some of the sentences are made up, while others are well-known quotations.

Author Biography

Robert W. Bly is a professional writer and self-made millionaire. He is the author of seventy books including several popular volumes on writing. He has lectured on writing, publishing, and marketing to numerous groups. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Communications at New York University.
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April 18th, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
Adams Media Corporation
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