Reference books and dictionaries are precious to any rhetorician, and they extend far beyond the ordinary (but delightful) Oxford English Dictionary or a thesaurus. There are countless ways that we can play around with language and have fun with it. The Scholastic Dictionary Of Synonyms, Antonyms, And Homonyms is one way to expand your vocabulary and polish your writing skills.
Synonyms are words that have the same meaning. For example, the words bombast, bluster, and pomposity all share the same meaning.