"Webster’s New Dictionary of Synonyms: A Dictionary of Discriminated Synonyms With Antonyms and Analogous and Contrasted Words"
Merriam Webster | 1984 | ISBN: 0877792410 | siPDF | 909 pages | 39 MB
"I don't know why people don't recommend this to each other more often. Unlike a thesaurus, which simply lists words, this book explains and exemplifies the differences of connotation and usage between similar words, like decry, depreciate, disparage, derogate, detract, belittle, and minimize. In a world in which people seem relatively insensitive, callous, indurated, and incurious about language, it's important for writers to preserve the subtleties and nuances that enrich both our vocabulary and our meanings."