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atlas

Definition a book of maps Origin and usage The noun atlas meaning a book of maps was first used in...

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compendium

Definition a detailed collection of information on a particular subject, especially in a short book...


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almanac

Definition 1. a book published every year that tells you about the movements of the planets, the...

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thesaurus

Definition a reference resource that contains groups of words that have similar meanings. A...

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encyclopedia

Definition a reference resource which provides information about many different subjects or about...

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unicorn

Definition an imaginary creature like a horse with a single long horn on its head a plan or...

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Orwellian

Definition relating to a political system in which the government controls every aspect of people’s...

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Kafkaesque

Definition complicated, confusing, and threatening Origin and usage The Austrian writer Franz Kafka...

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Dickensian

Definition typical of the novels of Charles Dickens or of 19th-century England as he described it...