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October 19, 1984 - Image 93

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-10-19

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THE.IDETFOIrJEWISH:• NEWS

Friday, ,October1 -9, 1.984'i 93.

BOOKS

New thesaurus
'updates language

The Random House Thesaurus
' has been issued as a college edi-
tion serving as an impressive
.ompanion to the popular Ran-
dom House College Dictionary.
The new 800-page thesaurus
was edited by Jess Stein, editor-
in-chief emeritus of the Random
House Dictionary, and Stuart
Berg Flexner, the present editor-
in-chief.
The new edition, already ap-
prent as the most easy to use,
lists more than 11,000 main
words lists. Grouped together,
they define some 200,000
ynonyms and antonyms, provid-
ing meanings and frequency of
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The Random House
Thesaurus," edited
by. Stuart Berg
Flexner and Jess
Stein.

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New antonyms and synonyms
of current usage are evident
throughout the new college edi-
'.0n.

Examples of word usage and
roots is provided by the following
excerpts:

ilolocaust n. 1 The mob set fire to
lie police archives, but some files
,:;aped the holocaust: conflagra-
tion, deadly fire; devastating
blaze; inferno; bonfire. 2 Millions
pf Jews perished in the Nazi
olocaust: devastation, ruin,
avoc, ravage; vast slaughter,
assacre, carnage, killing, an-
nihilation, genocide, mass mur-
her, , butchery.

I,

rophecy n. 1 She had a knack
o r prophecy and was rarely
rong: foretelling the future,
t rediction, forecasting, soothsay-



Nobody will
even notice
its gone.

ing, forecast, divination, prognos-
lication. 2 Her prophecies nearly
llways came true: prediction,
'o-. ecast, prognostication; augury,
portent; revelation, sign from
God.

nrophesy v. The soothsayer
prophesied that Caesar would
meet is doom: predict, foretell,
presage, forecast, divine, sooth-
.3?-37, prognosticate, premonish,
warn, forewarn, foresee, augur,
portend, apprehend, forbode.

7rophet Fem. prophetess n. 1
He claimed to be a prophet of the
T-,9rd: revealer of the word of God,
Proclaimer of holy truth;
angelist, inspired spokesman,
guide, intercessor, interpreter,
preacher. 2 is she really a
rophetess or is there a trick to her
,frophecies?: predictor, foreteller,
forecaster, prognosticator,
- ophesier, Cassandra, sibyl,
soothsayer, oracle, clairvoyant,
eer, seeress, diviner, divinator,
augur; crystal gazer, palmist,
fortune-teller, geomancer; sor-
cerer.

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Such is the evidence of the new
interpretations in Random House
77-tesaurus, adding value to the
definitive in language.

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