Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly by Arthur Plotnik

By Arthur Plotnik

A veritable "tko of terminology," Better Than Great is the fundamental consultant for describing the intense — the should have reference for an individual wishing to upward push above drained superlatives.

Deft compliment encourages others to think as we do, proportion our enthusiasms. It rewards deserving items of admiration. It persuades humans to take definite activities. It sells things.

Sadly, during this "age of awesome," our phrases and words of acclaim are exhausted, all yet impotent. however, we discover ourselves defaulting to such routine offerings nearly as good, nice, and extraordinary, or alternative the weary synonyms that tuble our of a word list — awesome, wonderful, amazing, and so on. The piling on of intensifers akin to the now-silly "super," purely makes concerns worse and detrimental modifiers render our universal parlance approximately tragic. until eventually now.

Arthur Plotnik, the wunderkind of word-wonks is, with no mincing, proffering a good knit wellspring of invaluable and wondrous phrases to rescue our worn-down utilization. Plotnik is either hella AND hecka as much as the duty of rescuing the English language and provides readers the opportunity to by no means be at a loss for words!

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