Sharing interesting information on words from Stuart.
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Sometimes struggle to find the ‘right’ word for your writing? I do. Maybe, in trying to improve my own work, I can help other writers.
Today’s words: Earn, In order that, Especially, Echo back, Lachesism, Politician.
Synonyms are alternative words that might say exactly what you’re trying to convey.
Earn: synonyms in Roget’s include: busy oneself, acquire, deserve. Under the sub-heading ‘acquire’ are copious other alternatives including get by effort, obtain, draw, accumulate, win one’s bread, get money, recoup, and attain. And, under ‘deserve’ we find merit, be worthy, receive one’s due, and get one’s come-uppance.
Earn is one of those English words that is open to abuse. We so often hear of company executives earning huge salaries, expressed in a manner that attempts to suggest they somehow deserve these sums. Logic shows that no individual’s input can be worth many times more than another’s…
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