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Mrs. Byrne"s dictionary ofunusual, obscure, and preposterous words

Josefa Heifetz

Mrs. Byrne"s dictionary ofunusual, obscure, and preposterous words

by Josefa Heifetz

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Published by Carol Pub. Group in Secaucus, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Dictionaries.,
  • Vocabulary.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. (261)-264).

    Statementgathered from numerous and diverse authoritative sources by the former Mrs. Byrne (Josefa Heifetz) ; edited with an introduction by the present Mr. Byrne..
    SeriesA Birch Lane Press book
    ContributionsByrne, Robert.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1628
    The Physical Object
    Pagination264 p. ;
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21934898M
    ISBN 101559722339
    OCLC/WorldCa29519902

    Synonyms of 'preposterous' preposterous. Explore 'preposterous' in the dictionary SEE PREVIOUS WORDS. Latest Word Submissions fremanezumab oobleck From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English preposterous pre‧pos‧ter‧ous / prɪˈpɒst ə rəs $ -ˈpɑːs-/ adjective formal STUPID/NOT SENSIBLE completely unreasonable or silly SYN absurd The whole idea sounds absolutely preposterous! — preposterously adverb — preposterousness noun [uncountable] Examples from the Corpus.

    ‘An obscure religious sect, the Raelians, has allegedly taken this step toward the eugenic future.’ ‘Is there a post-graduate degree course in obscure extremist political or religious sects?’ ‘However, in the following sections, we see that a minor slight of the American religious right . preposterous: 1 adj incongruous;inviting ridicule “a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history” Synonyms: absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, ridiculous foolish devoid of good sense or judgment.

    The unit of measure in a line of verse is a foot, and many poems use the same number and type of feet in each line. When a line is one syllable short of the usual pattern and that syllable is missing from the beginning of the first foot of the line, the result is a headless line. Haven't used this one yet; working on it. champerty (t æmp t). Forms: 4­5 champartie, -tye, 5 chaumpartye, champertye, 5­7 champertie, 6­8 champarty, (7­ petrie), 7­ champerty. [Properly champarty: a deriv. of CHAMPART, the ending perh. due to some of the Latin forms, or to association with part, party.] 1. Division of lordship or power, partnership in power.


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