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Thesauruses

What’s another word for … ?
If you’ve ever asked this question, you’ll want to check out some of the thesauruses below.

Visual Thesaurus This is by far my favorite thesaurus. For a small yearly fee, you can type a word into the look-up box and get a map of related words. The style of line connecting the words and the word’s proximity tell you how close a synonym is. The subscription also gives you access to the site’s daily articles by industry experts, including yours truly.

Roget’s International Thesaurus Roget’s is the name in thesauruses. This is the latest version (from 2010) and features a thumb index.

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Thesaurus Merriam-Webster is another big name when it comes to words. Check out this 2010 edition, the latest from MW.
>The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression Looking for a better way to describe a character’s emotions? This collection from Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi should do the trick.
The Thinker’s Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words Peter E. Meltzer’s thesaurus is sure to help you out when you need a fifty-cent word!

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