This up-to-date, general purpose thesaurus offers over 300,000 alternative and opposite words. Synonyms are given in order of usefulness, showing the most relevant synonym first. Following market research, the third edition of the "Oxford Paperback Thesaurus" now includes even more, highly illustrative, real examples of usage to show synonyms in context and help you to identify the right sense. In addition, there is a brand-new centre section containing thematic and encyclopedic lists, for example of animals, games, and tools, designed to help you broaden your vocabulary, improve your general knowledge, and solve quizzes and puzzles. "The Oxford Paperback Thesaurus" also has a new design and layout, making it clear and easy to use. It is perfect for all kinds of writing needs: study, letters, reports, creative writing, and for general reference.