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A.Word.A.Day--thesaurusPronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
thesaurus (thi-SOR-uhs) noun
1. A book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms.
2. A book of selected words or concepts, such as a specialized vocabulary of a particular field, as of medicine or music.
[Latin thesaurus, treasury, from Greek thesauros.]
"Next time you find yourself before your PC waiting for a Microsoft Word file to print, here's a neat little trick. Highlight some text, click the thesaurus tool, and see what you get. The results can be revealing, if not alarming....
Fun Office Activity: Harmless Thesaurus? Or Key to Bill Gates' Soul?, Fortune, 3 Aug 1998.
Why doesn't a thesaurus have another word for thesaurus?
This week's theme: What would you ask words if you could speak with them?
X-BonusWise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. -Plato