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On the Degradation of the Word 'Polymath,' and the Evolution and Imporance of Words in General

The English language is immensely intricate. It is also wondrously beautiful. Like Hemingway once remarked of the sea, English seems distinctly female in quality. Never mind the outdated gender stereotyping at play. 754 more words

Beta Reading and a Thesaurus 

I didn’t spend a lot of time writing today. In fact, I didn’t do much writing. What I did end up doing was beta reading through serveral pages of acquaintances’ stories. 301 more words


147 Words to Use Instead of "Very" -- Infographic

147 Words to Use Instead of “Very”

I know I often find myself in a rut or getting trapped using the same words and descriptors over and over again in my writing.   55 more words


Word Nerd Wednesdays

by Kristi R. Johnson

“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.” – Stephen King… 201 more words

#MFD University Writing Center

Học tiếng Anh nên dùng từ điển gì?

Tại hạ tu luyện môn phái Anh Ngữ tới nay thấm thoắt cũng đã được gần 2 thập kỷ. Từ cái hồi nội công chỉ vỏn vẹn 10 chữ “Hê-lô-hau-a-diu-am-phai-thanh-ciu-èn-díu” cho tới khi “tu thành chín chấm”, cũng như bao thanh niên trai tráng trong vùng, tại hạ đã có kinh qua bảy bảy bốn mươi chín bộ cửu âm tự điển. 1,905 more words


Every Writer Knows...

Every writer knows…

…a thesaurus is their acquaintance, ally, alter ego, associate, bosom buddy, buddy, chum, classmate, cohort, colleague, companion, compatriot, comrade, consort, cousin, crony, familiar, intimate, mate, pal, partner, playmate, roommate, schoolmate, sidekick, soul mate, spare, well-wisher…FRIEND! 8 more words

Random Thoughts And Musings

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus

Mixes the connotations, pronunciations, and syntax assistance of the book using the alternatives and antonyms of the thesaurus.   Contains almost 60,000 alphabetical book records and over 13,000 database entries.  16 more words