Sharing The#Write#Word? by Stuart Aken
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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: Hideous/Beautiful, Hopelessly, Have an adverse effect on, Hidden ambush, Habitué.
Antonyms: words that express the opposite of other words can be hard to find, because thesauruses usually give no examples. When lost for such opposites, I reach for ‘The New Nuttall Dictionary of English Synonyms and Antonyms’ published 1986, which generally solves my dilemma.
Something hideous can also be described as unpleasant, ugly, frightening, foul, frightful, monstrous, repulsive, repellent, odious, loathsome, and villainous.
There are many synonyms for beautiful, including lovely, fair, radiant, bright, pulchritudinous (I can’t think of a word that sounds less like the quality it describes), bonny, pretty, good enough to eat, photogenic, handsome, good-looking, gracious, adorable, picturesque, artistic, sublime, shapely, personable, attractive…
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