NTC’s Pocket Dictionary of Words and Phrases is for persons
who are seeking to improve their ability to speak, read, write,
and understand American English. It is a small, portable dictionary
that will help learners with spelling, pronunciation,
parts of speech, meaning, irregular forms, and the appropriate
use of 12,000 common words and phrases.
This dictionary defines words using the smallest possible
vocabulary, but when it is necessary, additional words are used
to define difficult concepts.