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Word and Phrase Origins Encyclopedia for iOS

By Thanh Nguyen $0.99

Developer's Description

This app provides an offline version of "The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins" by

Robert Hendrickson

The text, arranged alphabetically, covers a broad range of slang terms, acronyms, coined phrases, literary references, and other dialectical gems. Written in an often-humorous tone, the brief entries consist of etymology and examples of usage culled from sources such as Shakespearean plays, films, or famous declarations. Terms range from classical nicknames (Heraclitus's "The Weeping Philosopher") to pop-culture references (the Seinfeld-ism "man hands").

User-defined list

- Create your custom list

Words of the day

- Learn 5 phrases or words daily

Learn random phrase

- Learn 5 random phrases or words

Basic features include:

- Easy navigation

- Bookmark a phrase or word

- Search a phrase or word

- Learn with flashcard and quizzes

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Full Specifications

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Release January 9, 2020
Date Added January 9, 2020

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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