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Our words lead to many interesting links.
Here are other links not pointed to from words.
(Links last tested 8/7/16)
Choose the Right Word for sale at Amazon.com - Outstanding thesaurus. Limited in scope, but outstanding at describing word nuance. Perhaps you can look at some sample pages at Amazon.com to see if it is a book you want at your writing desk. When we tested this link 7/28/13, we received a note that the Look Inside feature was currently unavailable for the book. Hopefully it will be back by the time you look.

Reverse Dictionary at OneLook - Find a word based on a rough definition.

VocabSushi - An excellent site for SAT-type test preparation. Don't expect it to be perfect, but it's very good. Requires your email address, but they promise no spam.

No Fear Shakespeare - When reading Shakespeare (and some other classic novels), this site provides the original text in the left column, and a modern translation in the right column. Sometimes it doesn't translate each word into context, but it gives the gist for each passage (if not each line). Also when reading Shakespeare, you might like to use the glossary at ShakespearesWords.com because it has the sometimes archaic senses of words used at that time. Similarly, when confused by other classic literature, you might enjoy looking at Webster's 1828 Dictionary.

Wordcount by Jonathan Harris - "...an artisitic experiment in the way we use language. It presents the 86,600 most frequently used English words, ranked in order of commonness...The goal is for the user to feel embedded in the language, sifting through words like an arachaeologist through sand..." The site is based on British English and will not render if your computer doesn't have Flash installed, but if you do, enjoy the interface.
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