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100 WordsTM Every Word Lover Should Know
by the Editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries

100 Words(TM) Every Word Lover Should Know


100 WordsTM Every Word Lover Should Know

One of the latest additions to the popular series The 100 WordsTM, this book is sure to please anyone who enjoys the variety and richness of American English. From aesthetic to zenith and chortle to lagniappe, these words have been specially chosen by the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries for their unusual histories, interesting word meanings, and appearances in literature.

Scores of quotations by classical and contemporary writers ranging from James Joyce and Harriet Beecher Stowe to Douglas Coupland and Donna Tartt illustrate how words enter the language and how meanings and usage develop over time. 100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know is the perfect gift for people who love language and literature and all who take pride in a vibrant, active vocabulary.



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sang-froid or sang·froid (säN-frwä' )
noun

Coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances: "For a moment his face became a white mask of horror, but he soon recovered his sang-froid and, looking up at Lady Windermere, said with a forced smile, 'It is the hand of a charming young man'" (Oscar Wilde, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime).

[French : sang, blood (from Old French, from Latin sanguis) + froid, cold (from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *frigidus, alteration of Latin frgidus).]