Games for Hallow-e’en (Webster’s Spanish Thesaurus Edition)

Posted December 7th, 2012 by Halloweenish
Games for Hallow-e'en

Games for Hallow-e’en

Webster’s edition of this classic, Games for Hallow-e’en, is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of synonyms and antonyms for difficult and often ambiguous English words that are encountered in other works of literature, conversation, or academic examinations.

Extremely rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority in the notes compared to words which are ¿difficult, and often encountered¿ in examinations.

Rather than supply a single synonym, many are provided for a variety of meanings, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of the English language, and avoid using the notes as a pure crutch.

Having the reader decipher a word’s meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages.

If a difficult word is not noted on a page, chances are that it has been highlighted on a previous page. A more complete thesaurus is supplied at the end of the book; synonyms and antonyms are extracted from Webster’s Online Dictionary.

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2 Responses to “Games for Hallow-e’en (Webster’s Spanish Thesaurus Edition)”

  1. K. Philbrick "dreaming of someplace else"

    Interesting bit of Halloween-ana from 1912 It’s free, so what can one really complain about in the end?I’m only giving it 3 stars so as not to mislead modern readers, but I liked it more than that purely for it’s historical significance.It’s quite interesting from a historical or anthropological/cultural perspective; there are a lot of game ideas – mostly being of the “general” type – that is, not specifically geared towards Halloween. But there are some seasonal games of fortune-telling/divining and some chaste “kissing games.” I find all these games fascinating, and I’m sure that most of them are largely lost from our collective societal memory, so it’s nice to have them here as a record. There are also decorating, food, party invitation ideas, etc., and it does contain a section with some cute, and probably also mostly forgotten jokes (more like puzzlers), which are worth a gander. They are not the silly jokes kids tell today, but much more serious or “straight”. Example: Why is a watch like a river? –Because it doesn’t run long without winding. What is the difference between a schoolmaster and an engine-driver? –One minds the train and the other trains the mind.So, if you’re looking for a real hands-on practical guide for Halloween ideas to use now, this is not it. The suggestions here, in terms of what 21st century Halloween aficionados would expect, are very primitive and are what modern folks would consider the basic minimum, no brain-er type of decorating and party food ideas. Honestly, today’s Halloween masters (Martha Stewart, for one) have got Halloween DOWN. If you want creative ideas that are unique and truly give spirit to the holiday, then that’s your source. This is available at Amazon or at your grocery store, and I think it’s marvelous:I will explore the text more thoroughly soon and post an update, if necessary, but I think you get the idea.

  2. Bridin

    Slow, poorly formatted From an historical perspective, this is a fascinating book showing what Hallowe’en was like back at the turn of the 20th Century.The games and party ideas vary from kid-friendly ones to somewhat more grown-up pursuits (such as predicting who you’ll marry). The book is very quaint, and mainly of interest to those of us who love all things Hallowe’en.If you wanted to throw a Hallowe’en party, you may not get much from this particular book unless you were aiming to throw a more old-timey one. It’s a fun idea; make a completely retro Hallowe’en party to show your friends how your great-grandad celebrated spooky shenanigans back in his youth. This is the perfect book to guide you through putting together such a party, which, with the proper planning, would be sure to be a hoot.

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