In 1994, Anu Garg began A Word A Day (AWAD), a free e-mail service that delivers a new word every weekday, accompanied by a definition, etymology, sample usage, and commentary. Each week has a different theme, and at the end of the week, Garg sends out a newsletter with enthusiastic feedback from the more than half-million AWAD subscribers around the world. Now, in this encore to the national bestseller A Word A Day, Garg offers 52 new delightfully themed chapters-ranging from "Words Formed Erroneously" and "Words of Horse-related Origins" to "Words Borrowed from Yiddish" and "Red-Herring Words." In them, readers will discover a treasure trove of 260 curious and compelling new words, including agelast, bissextile, cockamamie, cumshaw, disembogue, dragoman, fartlek, manitou, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission, sennight, tattersall, yegg, zaftig, and zugzwang. For A Word A Day subscribers and word buffs everywhere, this book will make the perfect gift.
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