It’s not a dictionary. It’s not a thesaurus. It is a lively, illustrated collection of ideas for using words more precisely, more effectively. It’s also a way to enjoy words more. For words can make you look wise — or, if misused, can trip you up. Words can comfort or console, cloud issues or clarify them. The Stylebook helps you avoid mistakes, choose between subtle shades of meaning, and make even the most troublesome words do your bidding.