"e;The English Wordsmith"e; is a collection of 8,000 interesting words and their meanings. Whenever author David Andrews found a word or phrase he liked, but didn't quite understand, he jotted it down so that he could research and distil a precise meaning. He called his collection a "e;Lexical Eclecsis"e;: lexical meaning to do with words, eclecsis meaning a compilation from various sources. Chosen words span the common, the not so common and include Latin, French and German imports. Definitions extend to words and expressions taken from specialist subject areas such as philosophies, religions, peoples, artists, myths, animals, plants, food, drink and the law. Explanations include the correct context for frequently misused words. The layout is spacious and clear on the page creating a tubby tome for dipping into at leisure, for amusement, for learning, for excelling at word games, for enriching everyday language. The book is for anyone with a passion for the English language who loves finding useful words. "e;The English Wordsmith"e; will help every Scrabbler, quiz aficionado, student, crossword enthusiast, journalist, lawyer, and academic.
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