1. A prodigious debt of gratitude goes to [[proper names]. Thanks also to the following friends, family, and colleagues who suggested words for inclusion in this book: [proper names].

    Robert W. Bly, Words You Should Know to Sound Smart : 1200 essential words every sophisticated person should be able to use, Adams Media, 2009.

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  1. It is an admirable feature of herpetologists that they are able to cross the boundaries between different aspects of their subject, which remains, perhaps more than other branches of zoology, a single coherent discipline.

    A. d’A. Bellairs and C. B. Cox, 1976.

    Laurie J. Vitt and Janalee P. Caldwell, Herpetology : An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles, 3rd ed., Academic Press, 2009.

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