Resources

Books:

Endangered Words: A Collection of Rare Gems for Book Lovers

by Simon Hertnon

Rare Words and Ways to Master Their Meanings: 500 Arcane but Useful Words for Language Lovers                            

by Jan Leighton and Hallie Leighton

 

Rare Words II and Ways to Master Their Meanings: 500 More Unusual Selections, Some with Poetic Confections for Gleaning Their Meaning  

 by Jan Leighton

A Cure For The Common Word: Remedy Your Tired Vocabulary with 3,000 + Vibrant Alternatives to the Most Overused Words

by K. D. Sullivan

The Grand Panjandrum: And 1,999 Other Rare, Useful, and Delightful Words and Expressions                                                                                                    

by J. N. Hook

The Word Lover’s Dictionary: Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words

by Josefa Heifetz

 

The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

by C.T. Onions, G. W. S. Friedrichsen and R. W. Burchfield

The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology                                                              

by Robert K. Barnhart and Sol Steinmetz

 

Websites

http://www.merriam-webster.com/

http://oxforddictionaries.com/

http://www.etymonline.com/

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/

http://dictionary.reference.com/