The Aldrich Dictionary of Phobias and Other Word Families

  • Published: February 2007
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 392
  • Size: 5.5x8.5
  • ISBN: 9781553698869
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Do you know the difference between words such as 'ananymy', 'anonymy' and
'euonymy'? Of course you are familiar with everyday terms like 'homicide' and
'suicide', but are you sure about 'felicide', 'femicide' and 'feticide'?

If not, this is the book for you. The Aldrich Dictionary of Phobias and Other Word
Families
is an authoritative guide to a selection of almost nine thousand terms,
many of which are found in specialist technical books and journals or other arcane literary sources
only, and features among other:

      A unique arrangement of words, based on 100 familiar and not so familiar English
      word roots, i.e. -agogue, -ambulation, -animity, -anthropy, -archy, -aster, -biosis, -bund,
      -chore, -cide, -clast, -cole, -cosmic, -cracy, -culture, -deme, -demonic,
      -diction, -digitate, -drome, -duction, -ennial, -esthesia, -facient, -fauna,
      -fluence, -form, -fuge, -glot, -glyph, -gnomy, -gon, -gony, -grade, -graphy,
      -iatrics/iatry, -jection, -lagnia, -latry, -lepsy, -logy, -loquy/loqu-ence,
      -lucence, -lude, -machy, -mancy, -mathy, -mania, -mer, -mere, -metry, -mimetic,
      -mnesia, -nasty, -naut, -nik, -noia, -nomy, -onymy, -orama, -orexia, -ousia,
      -parous, -pathy, -poeia, -phagy, -phany, -phily, -phobia, -phrenia, -phyly,
      -polis, -poly, -potence, -rogate, -rrhoea, -ruption, -science, -script, -sere,
      -sexuality, -sophy, -spermia, -stat, -staxis, -taxis, -techny, -thanasia,
      -theism, -therapy, -therm(ia), -trophy, -tropy, -urgy, -version, -volant,
      -volence, -volution, -vore, -xeny.

      A comprehensive survey of each root listed above and an etymological explanation of each suffix.

      A complete alphabetical index to all main and runon entries in the book.

So whether you are a media professional, crossword enthusiast or just keen to improve
your vocabulary, in The Aldrich Dictionary of Phobias and Other Word Families you
will find a unique reference and a valuable supplement to your standard dictionaries.

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