*Authors: Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
*Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
*Soft cover, 128 pages
The English language is full of weird words, and this book helps demystify 100 of them, complete with concise and authoritative usage notes that discuss what's right, what's wrong, what falls in between - and why. Disentangle everything from affect / effect and blatant / flagrant to disinterested / uninterested and discrete / discreet - plus classic frustrations like hopefully, impact, and aggravate, as well as problematic words like peruse and presently. You'll never be at a loss for (the right) words again!