This book was written to help avid readers expand their vocabularies with commonly encountered literary, Latin, historic and philosophic words and phrases. It includes:* Words such as sciolist, millenarianism, hermeneutics, apodictic, parturient, antistasis, latitudinarian, charybdis, pantagruelian, doxa, anoesis, zugzwang, morosoph, phenomenology, quondam, eldritch and stochastic.* Latin phrases like vae victis, margaritas ante porcos, and memento mori.* Root words including ruth (for ruthless).* Enlightening word comparisons like putative, purported and ostensible.* Proper words such as Muses, who they were and what each represents.* Historic phrases like "crossing the Rubicon" and to "go to Canossa".Bowman, John is the author of 'A Reader's Companion: 3,500 Words and Phrases Avid Readers Should Know', published 2007 under ISBN 9780595452668 and ISBN 0595452663.