Words from the Heart: An Emotional Dictionary (Paperback)
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Words from the Heart: An Emotional Dictionary (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages
Published: 01/02/2024
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Filled with unexpected tales and unforgettable words, this heartwarming, utterly entertaining volume from the queen of the lexicon provides you the verbal tools to express exactly how you feel.

Whether it's the distress of a bad haircut (AGE-OTORI) or longing for the food someone else is eating (GROAKING), the pleasure found in other people's happiness (CONFELICITY) or the shock of jumping into icy water (CURGLAFF), there are real words to pinpoint exactly how you feel and Susie Dent, Queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner and lexicographer extraordinaire, is going to help you find them.

Here are 1001 terms everyone needs, whether it's the best kind of hug (CWTCH), the relief found in swearing (LALOCHEZIA), or the ability to endure till the end (PERTOLERANCE).

It's time to rediscover the lost positives of language (and be more GORM); find out how a stork gave us the word for the love between parent and child, and who the first MAVERICK was. Packed with unexpected stories and unforgettable words, on a mission to describe the indescribable, this life-enhancing book will deepen your vocabulary as much as it extends it.

Welcome to the first truly human dictionary, as idiosyncratic and unusual as you are.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781529379686
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 194 x 130 x 32 mm

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