The Write Word? Post 2

Stuart Aken

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Do you sometimes struggle to find the ‘right’ word for your writing? I do. Maybe, in helping myself, I can help other writers.

I’ve been posting pieces titled ‘Looking for the Best Word?’ until I reached post 70, at the end of 2017, and decided a different approach could help remotivate me and might be more use to other writers.

Today’s words: Ban/Permit, Dilemma or problem, Mauerbauertraurigkeit,


Ban/Permit, are antonyms. i.e. they mean the opposite of each other. Antonyms can be difficult to discover, as most thesauruses provide synonyms for words but not their opposites. There are several good reference sources, and I use The New Nuttall Dictionary of English Synonyms and Antonyms.

Ban has many synonyms, including exclude, obstruct, restrain, prohibit and disapprove.

Permit also has a number of meanings, including make possible, assent, facilitate, and consent.

Usage for ‘ban’:


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  7 comments for “The Write Word? Post 2

  1. 01/13/2018 at 1:07 pm

    Grets from Madrid, Spain you´ve been nominated at

    Happy new year…

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    • 01/13/2018 at 5:16 pm

      Greetings from the USA and Happy New Year! Congrats on your award and thank you for nominating me, however, BrewNSpew is an Award Free blog.

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      • 01/13/2018 at 5:25 pm

        Eugenia happy new year … well your blog is interested… thanks and I don’t know it…

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  2. 01/14/2018 at 4:08 am

    YES! I’ve signed up with – it’s a fun interact way to learn new words.
    I’ve recently learned the meaning of convolute..

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    • 01/14/2018 at 9:50 am

      Thank you for the information on I’m checking into it. I like learning meanings of words we don’t hear every day and their synonyms.

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  3. 01/15/2018 at 1:16 am

    You are very unique.. I loved your blog❤❤

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    • 01/15/2018 at 9:29 am

      Thank you so much. You brightened my day!


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