This totally revised edition of Roget's Thesaurus, one of the great reference books of all time, is especially designed for today's writer and readers. It is no surprise that Roget has already sold over 30 million copies. Journalists use it to enliven their vocabulary and pep up their prose; crossword addicts attack that crucial clue with it; advertisers and translators scan it for the mot juste; while students, teachers and all true word-lovers know that it is, quite simply, among the most inexhaustibly useful and enjoyable books in the world. Dr Roget's brilliantly incisive classification of the English language has withstood the test of time, but in the era of baby-boomers and bag ladies, creative accounting and secondary picketing, acid rain, yuppies and nuclear winters, new words are appearing every day. Here they all are, plus cross-references and a detailed index, in a freshly minted classic (especially adapted for Penguin) that will prove invaluable for one and all in the 1990s.