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The Facts On File Student's Thesaurus, Third Edition
  • Authored by: Marc McCutcheon
  • From the Series: Writers Reference
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 081606038X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6038-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $65.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 10/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 423.1
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 592


The Facts On File Student’s Thesaurus, Third Edition includes listings for more than 9,000 of the most commonly used words in the English language. Arranged in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format, this invaluable thesaurus includes words carefully selected for junior and senior high school students, making it far more accessible than references designed for adults.

Each entry includes identifications of the part of speech, a carefully selected list of synonyms, a list of antonyms where applicable, and a sample sentence. This edition features a wider selection of advanced words and science and technological words; and words on topics that have become more popular since the last update, such as computers and the Internet.

New entries include:

  • Abate
  • Aboriginal
  • Closure
  • Efficacy
  • Intuitive
  • Misanthrope
  • Preponderance
  • Rapacious
  • Raspy
  • Sophistry
  • Trenchant
  • Viscous
  • Vitriol
  • and more.
With thousands of new entries and updates to existing entries, The Facts On File Student’s Thesaurus, Third Edition is the perfect resource for junior and high school students looking for a concise, easy-to-use thesaurus.


Index. Appendixes.

About the Author(s)

Marc McCutcheon is the author of Descriptionary: A Thematic Dictionary, Third Edition; Roget’s Super Thesaurus; Writer’s Digest Sourcebook for Building Believable Characters; and The Compass in Your Nose and Other Astonishing Facts About Humans. He lives in South Portland, ME.

Reviews and Awards

"...a useful and indispensable tool for the student writer...a compact, user-friendly resource that belongs in every middle, junior, and senior high school, as well as public libraries with strong young adult literature programs."
American Reference Books Annual

"...well-organized, easy-to-use...The design, organization, and vocabulary used in this thesaurus make it an ideal starter tool, particularly in schools...Recommended for school and public library collections and even junior colleges where students are looking for writing help."

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