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This is the final post in this series, which has dealt with words as
Synonyms, Antonyms, Contronyms, Adverbs, Clichés, Redundancies, Plain-Language Alternatives for Wordy Phrases, Untranslatable Emotions, Words Often Misused and my own Delusional Dictionary. One of my regular readers suggested I should compile an index for the series, to help people find specific words covered. It’s a fairly big task, but one I’ve undertaken. I hope it’ll be useful for current and future visitors to the site.
Words are listed below with the date of the original post and a link to it. Alternatively, you can
use this link to access the posts as a series.
Sorry it isn’t entirely in alphabetical order. When I
started the series, I wasn’t sure how it would be received and had no specific
plan. Over time, however, it developed into a slightly more formal and
What’s next? More posts about word use; words are, after
all, our most fundamental tools. There’ll be a variety of short posts covering
different aspects of the way we use words and how they might help our writing improve
for the reader. And, since the title of this series has worked so well, I’ll change
it by a single letter to ‘The Write Words?’. Watch out for it here each Friday.
Advance forward, Backing.
Ban/Permit, Dilemma or problem, Mauerbauertraurigkeit.
Labour, Labour of love, Syllepsis.
Chronic/Acute, Completely annihilate, Synaesthesia
Discombobulate, Clear as mud, Cruelly, Tricolon
Final ultimatum, Alternatives, Zeugma,
Luxuriant/Luxurious, Down in the dumps, Iktsuarpok.
Anticipate, Cold shoulder, Énouement.
Fabulous, Generally, Famously.
Disinterested/Uninterested, Cacophony of sound, Kilig.
Pig-headed/Amenable, Incredible to believe, In the event of, Weltschmerz
Epic, Decimate, Filled(full) to capacity, Go the extra mile.
Earn, In order that, Especially, Echo back, Lachesism, Politician.
Gadget, Gleefully, Gourmet/Gourmand, Get her back up, Liberosis, Garbage.
Hideous/Beautiful, Hopelessly, Have an adverse effect on, Hidden ambush, Habitué.
Imitation, Illustrated drawing, Intensely, Inflammable/Flammable, Idiot.
Jaded/Refreshed, Joined at the hip, Jealously, Judicial/Judicious, Jouska, Jackal.
Kakistocracy, Knowledgeable experts, Knowledgeably, Kenopsia
Loathsome/Pleasant, Less/Fewer, Lap of luxury, Limply, Lawyer
Melodramatic, Momentarily, More perfect, Mostly, Mokita, M.P
Great minds think alike, Nod the head, Not in my backyard, Nodus Tollens, Nondescript,
Off of, On the rocks, Offensively, Occhiolism, Obsolescence .
Pathos, Prescribe/Proscribe, Pair of twins, Pope.
Quash, Refute, Quiet as a dormouse, Rückkehrunruhe, Reporter.
Science Fiction, Somewhat, Sceptic/Denier, Set forth in, Solicitor.
Tranquil/Turbulent, Transpire, Take action to,Triskaidekaphobia Tenant .
Ubiquitous, Unexpected surprise, Until such time as , Uitwaaien, University.
Vacillate, Vacillate back and forth, Viable/Feasible, Vellichor, Virgin.
Waggish/Serious, Wetly, With reference to, Weather the storm, Writer.
Xanthippe, Xeric, Xenophobically, Xenophobe
Yawning, Yell loudly, You only live once, Youth
Zenith, Zestfully, Zap, Zealot
Ardent/Apathetic, Afford an opportunity, Ahem, Adronitis, Author
Bacchanalia, Blend together, By means of, Barking up the wrong tree, Bastard.
Cant, Continual/Continuous, Calm before the storm, Chrysalism, Church.
Dabble, Disappear from sight, Due to the fact that, Dadirri, Doctor.
Enlightenment, Entomb, Eek, Esprit d’escalier, Engineer.
Fantastic/Ordinary, Free gift, Forego/Forgo, Fashion ,
Gaffer, Grow in size, Green-eyed monster, Genre
Habitat, Heavily, Has a requirement for, Hollow tube, Honour.
Insouciance, Instantly, In the near future, Insidious/Invidious, Idea.
Jargon, Jetsam/ Flotsam, Join together, Joke
Kaleidoscope, Ka-ching, Kuebiko, Knight
Laborious/Easy, Look ahead to the future, Last hurrah, Leader.
Macabre, Migrant/ Refugee, Monachopsis, Member of Parliament ,
Naiad, Natural instinct, Naked truth, Nude .
Ordinary/Unusual, Obediently, Orenda, Officer
Pantomime, Pertaining to , Personal opinion, Priest.
QED, Question mark, Quick as a wink, Queen.
Repeatedly, Regalia/Regal, Relative to, Review.
Shriek/Whisper, Spliced together, Stubborn as a mule, Science.
Taboo, Time period, Temper tantrum, Tory.
Unhinged/Sane, Uselessly, Until such time as, Uniform.
Vague, Very, Vemödalen, Vacuum.
Wit, Warn in advance, Words fail me, Word
Xenial, Xenophobically, X marks the spot, Xmas.
Yawp, Yearningly, You’re the boss, Yobbish.
Zigzag, Zany/Serious, Zealously, Zombie.
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