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Word of the Day: Abrasive

This word is for those of you who are dealing with the unpleasant.

Abrasive (adj.) :

tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive. 28 more words

English

Exceptions to the Thesaurus Rule

“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.”

-Stephen King

I’m sure many of you have heard this quote.

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Synonyms and all that Stuff

This blog is developing on the run. In my typical “Bull at a gate” fashion I set the blog up and didn’t think about how I would manage certain situations. 167 more words

Words

Too much 'Nice' in the world? (Part 1)

Many students of English overuse the adjective ‘nice’. Do you?

The following text contains the word ‘nice’ 34 times! Your job is to replace most of them (Don’t worry about the title) with an appropriate synonym depending on whether the word(s) used is(are) positive or negative and ‘nice’, ‘very nice’, ‘very, very nice’ or ‘really nice’. 895 more words

Vocabulary

Irrational ; love

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Don’t get me wrong – as a writer, the best way to develop a good vocabulary is to read and write constantly and at every opportunity you get, and it’s not a good habit to simply look up big words to use in place of the word that maybe first came to your mind while writing.  135 more words