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Big Words That Can Be Used Everyday

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  1. musiccraze777

    musiccraze777 Full Member

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    So...I write stories, but sometimes I would LOVE to have a more sparsely used word in my stories and was wondering if you guys could help give me random words you know that are used less (example-"amble" instead of "walk").

    When I was in ninth grade, I used the word "euphoric" when my teacher asked us for synonyms for "happy". He exclaimed, "Wow, that's a college word!" I got it off the computer synonym thingy, but sometimes when I do that, seems I've heard all the words too many times for a lot of stuff...or the computer needs a bigger dictionary! Haha.

    I'd love to learn some new words to make my writing less blah, so if anybody knows any, I'd appreciate you adding it to this thread! =)

    Does anyone know of words relating to voice? Like instead of saying, "She had a sweet voice," I'd like synonyms...if anyone knows of a word...my brother did but never told me, haha.

    Editted to Add: Thanks, Back43, for recommending Freerice.com. =) I had a lot of fun on that site.
     
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  2. phoenixfyre71

    phoenixfyre71 Senior Member+

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    discombobulate -to confuse
    gadfly- a pest or nuisance
    sot- a drunk
    meander- to wander aimlessly
     
  3. HUS_WP_lovr

    HUS_WP_lovr Senior Member

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    abhorrent-hateful
    transgress-to break the law
    stifle-to smother
    felicity-happiness
    degrade-to take way honors or position from
    cull-to pick or sort
    wane-to diminish in size(moon)
    vivify-endue with life
    endue-To endow with some quality, gift, or grace, usually spiritual.
     
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    edification- enlightenment, betterment, knowledge
    beatitude- supreme blessedness; exalted happiness
    chicanery- deception by trickery
    disenchant- to free from illusion or false belief

    All from dictionary.com btw
     
  5. musiccraze777

    musiccraze777 Full Member

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    Thanks so much, guys! :D
     
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    butyraceous- Resembling butter in appearance, consistency, or chemical properties.

    Haha, okay, so maybe not what you are looking for, but all the big words I know are random words that no one uses. I'm just really odd that way :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Back43

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    Proliferate = Multiply
    Lavation = Cleansing
    Contrivance = Scheme
    Putrescible = Spoilable
    Sepulchre = Tomb

    Go to Freerice.com...every word you get right...the sponsors give rice to end world hunger. Plus you learn words you don't normally hear. :)
     
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  8. FutureVetGirl

    FutureVetGirl Senior Member+

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    Haha... most of the words that everyone posted, I have known since second grade. *sigh* I read WAY too much. ;)

    Freerice.com is a great way to learn new words. :) I don't quite know what you are looking for... so it's a little hard to truly help.
     
  9. TimmysMom

    TimmysMom Senior Member

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    Number one: I think you mean instead of "more sparsely used words," less common words."

    As a professional writer, all of us GET OUT THE THESAURUS!!! Every writer I know gets stuck for words, and uses this on their lap while writing.

    I, too, had quite a precocious vocabulary as a child, so I know what you mean.
     
  10. FutureVetGirl

    FutureVetGirl Senior Member+

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    A thesaurus is a great thing to invest in if you're planning on writing a lot... just like a photographer would purchase special lenses for his/her camera. :)
     

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