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Word Challenge Using Vocabulary To Improve Your Writing

Word Challenge Using Vocabulary To Improve Your Writing

Recently, I've begun to subscribe to two "word of the day" services. It came to my attention that my vocabulary had really dwindled in the twenty-some years since the last time I participated in any vocabulary-building exercise. While I was able to easily define most words, they seemed to have dropped out of my written vocabulary. I had forgotten how much fun words could be. Upper-level vocabulary tends to impart deeper meaning to a story. Contrast some of the following words: sagacious vs. clever dilapidated vs. run down eccentric vs. odd When we talk about someone being sagacious, we often mean something more than simply "clever." To be sagacious is to have a particularly keen mental discernment accompanied by practical or common sense. And if we step up our vocabulary, we can say all of... Show More

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