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About the book
  • Published: 1 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780140515206
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 896
  • RRP: $29.99

The Penguin Concise Thesaurus


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Arranged in an easy-to-use A-Z form, THE NEW PENGUIN CONCISE THESAURUS offers a vast selection of synonyms for a whole host of words, ranging from the everyday to the comparatively esoteric and from standard vocabulary to contemporary slang and jargon ('e-tailer', 'chill out'). Each entry is simplicity itself to follow, and where a particular word has several different senses, these are clearly indicated and explained. A perfect companion to THE NEW PENGUIN CONCISE ENGLISH DICTIONARY.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780140515206
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 896
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Authors

Rosalind Fergusson

Rosalind Fergusson, a former teacher, is a freelance writer and editor with a wide range of reference books to her name. She lives in Kent with her husband David and occupies her leisure time with walking, sailing, literature and music.

David Pickering

David Pickering is an experienced reference books compiler who has contributed to (and often been sole author and editor of) some 150 reference books, mostly in the areas of the arts, language, local history and popular interest. These include an Encyclopedia of Pantomime (1993), a Soccer Companion (1994; 1997), a Dictionary of Superstitions (1995) a Dictionary of Witchcraft (1996) and a Dictionary of Proverbs (2001;2003). He is also the author of Perfect Pub Quiz. He lives in Buckingham with his wife and two sons.


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