Thesaurus

thesaurus

noun

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a reference book that groups words with the same or similar meanings together
  • Struggling to find just the right word, she took to the thesaurus for ideas.

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The first known use of thesaurus was circa 1823

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“Thesaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/thesaurus. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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