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This is a list of synonyms for 95 common words (from a site called Writers Write). Next time you are editing a piece of writing, try using a word (or two) that you don’t normally use.

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Keep in mind, however, that something that is bad may not always be noxious (poisonous, usually used for gas/fumes), and something that is beautiful may not always be sparkling (shining brightly). That’s what’s bad about “bad” — it’s too generic to be very helpful when you describe something.


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