In all my workshops I talk about always learning new words. I read the dictionary sometimes (nerd- I know). There are new words added to the dictionary all the time! Growing your vocabulary will inevitably improve your writing. I have shared an alphabet of interesting words you may not have known, and some that we do know but I think we should use them more!
Try using some of these words in a sentence…
1. a document written by a person who is not a party to it
2. a signature made by one person on behalf of another Compare autograph
1. a follower of Bacchus
2. a drunken and riotous celebration
3. a participant in such a celebration; reveller
1. the quality of being open and honest; frankness
2. fairness; impartiality
1. an absolute or tyrannical ruler; autocrat or tyrant
2. any person in power who acts tyrannically
3. a title borne by numerous persons of rank in the later Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires
1. the process of boiling
2. a sudden outburst, as of intense emotion
Easily broken up; crumbly
1. the state or condition of being merry, bright, or lively
2. festivity; merrymaking
Of or having to do with the sense of touch; tactile
(of two or more liquids) incapable of being mixed to form a homogeneous substance
1. an excursion, esp one made for pleasure at public expense by a public official or committee
2. a sweet dessert made of flavoured milk set to a curd with rennet
3. a feast or festive occasion
(of a public official, committee, etc) to go on a junket
5. to have or entertain with a feast or festive gathering
1. capricious and unpredictable
2. to be troublesome or puzzling to (someone)
3. to tickle
1. given to weeping; tearful
2. mournful; sad
1. gruesome; ghastly; grim
2. resembling or associated with the danse macabre
1. starting to grow or develop; being born
1. obedient or attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
1. superfluity or excess; overabundance
2. pathology obsolete
a traitor who aids an occupying enemy force; collaborator
1. careless or unconventional in dress, manners, etc; rakish
2. tawdry; flashy; vulgar
1. having a pleasant taste
2. agreeable or engaging
1. (intransitive; usually foll by with)
to be prolific or abundant (in); abound (in)
to bring forth (young)
(of property) in possession of: occupying
A boastful or ostentatious display
1. to sing (words, songs, etc) with trills, runs, and other embellishments.
2. (transitive) to utter in a song.
3. US another word for yodel.
4. the act or an instance of warbling.
Capable of thriving in a hot, dry climate, as certain plants and animals.
To proceed, move on, or pass- away.
An immoderate, fanatical, or extremely zealous adherent to a cause, esp a religious one.
These definitions are taken from Collins Online Dictionary . It is worth noting that dictionaries add new words each year so remember, learning new words is just an ongoing process, enjoy it!
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