Cultivating a rich vocabulary

Expanding our vocabulary help us sound more eloquent and educated. Something beneficial for those of us that we are non-native English speakers. If you want to take your English one step further, extensive vocabulary could make the trick. Why to limit yourself with the words you come across on a daily basis?

Improving our vocabulary daily

Researching Digging into multiple alternatives like such as synonymous will not only make you look more educated knowledgeable but also discover you other ways to express the same message.

One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing

First, an easy effortless step would be to research synonymous for the most common words like such as very, bad, good, easy, difficult, old, new, different, like and so on. Just then, make it a daily routinary habit practice. 

  • Very > Truly, pretty, highly, substantially, extensively, largely, considerably, markedly, immensely, exceptionally, seriously, excellent, fantastic, amazing, incredible.
  • Bad > Wrong, poorly, critical, unsatisfactory, dreadful, appalling, hideous, revolting.
  • Easy > Simple, effortless, obvious, uncomplicated, easygoing, elementary, not burdensome, smooth, manageable, straightforward, plain, easy as pie, a piece of cake.
  • Difficult > Complicated, hard, arduous, demanding, strenuous, stressful, time-consuming, tough, challenging, rough.
  • Old > Mature, decrepit, senile, ancient, time-worn, long used, rusted, dilapidated, decayed, antiquated, antiquated, obsolete, old-fashioned.
  • New > Fresh, innovative, unique, original, distinct, unspoiled, lively, unused, unworn, recent, actual, up-to-date, trendy, modern, updated.
  • Different > Nothing, distinct, diverse, antagonistic, unidentical, contrary, incompatible, divergent, diversified.
  • Like > Similar, same, resembling, equaling, matching, identical, just as, similar to, in the same way as, equivalent.

Second, once you have detected the overuse of a word, please, do not let it pass! This is a good an excellent opportunity to look for to search for alternatives and break that bad habit dreadful impulsion.

Third, do not drown yourself in an ocean of words. Go step by step and focus on concentrate on a few topics of your interest.

The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.    J.K. Rowling


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