Writing forcefully -How to use nuanced words to the best effect

August 31, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Here are sets of words that differ marginally but critically in their meaning and use. Examine them. I will furnish suitable sentences to bring out their differences and illustrate their best use. Watch for my next post.


1. Discover, Invent, Explore
2. Vocal, verbal, Oral
3. Further, Farther
4. Rush (as verb), Speed up, Hasten, Quicken
5. Malign, Run down, Rubbish (as verb), Denigrate, Criticize, Revile, Hate, Excoriate, Deride, Berate, Deride, Admonish
6. Refuse, Decline, Turn down
7. Rich, Affluent, Well-to-do
8. Awash with, No dearth of, Full of , Replete with, Plethora of, Myriad
9. Adore, Admire, Love
10. Administer, Govern
11. Rob, Steal, Fleece
12. Bodily, Physically
13. Mentally, Psychologically
14. Hurt, Harm, Humiliate, Denigrate, Belittle
15. Introspect, Retrospect, Reminisce, Remember, Recollect
16. Sink, Drown, Capsize, Run aground
17. Protest, Remonstrate, Agitate
18. Astronaut, Cosmonaut, Tyconaut
19. Guard, Watch, Maintain vigil, Keep an eye on
20. Praise, Applaud, Appreciate, Exalt


Wait for next post to see the answers.






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