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: Imitation, Illustrated drawing, Intensely, Inflammable/Flammable, Idiot.
Synonyms are alternative words that might say exactly what you’re trying to convey.
Imitation: Good old Roget’s Thesaurus lists the following subheadings as synonyms; imitation, copy, substituted, false, sham, spurious, representation, and bad taste. Given that most people understand ‘copy’, I thought I’d look at ‘sham’ for this word. Among the 55 listed synonyms for that are make-believe, whited sepulchre, paper tiger, dummy, mockery, forgery, fake, and masquerade.
Usage for Imitation:
‘When confronted with the facts, Donald explained his original statement had been an imitation of reality. What he meant, of course, was that it had been a lie.’
‘In these days of so-called fake news, a euphemism for lies, it seems…
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