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… you get this:

“What i don’t realize is actually how you’re no longer actually much more well-preferred than you might be right now. You are very intelligent.

You understand therefore significantly on the subject of this subject, produced me in my opinion believe it from numerous varied angles.
Its like men and women are not interested unless it is one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your individual food excellent.

Always handle it up!

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I appreciate the raw emotion and realness of what this guy wrote and read. He starts at age 21 and counts down.

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Original Source: http://writerswrite.co.za/mini-thesaurus-for-writers

  • Amazing — incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary
  • Anger — enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden
  • Angry — mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed
  • Answer — reply, respond, retort, acknowledge
  • Ask — question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request, expect, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz
  • Awful — dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant
  • Bad — evil, immoral, wicked, corrupt, sinful, depraved, rotten, contaminated, spoiled, tainted, harmful, injurious, unfavourable, defective, inferior, imperfect, substandard, faulty, improper, inappropriate, unsuitable, disagreeable, unpleasant, cross, nasty, unfriendly, irascible, horrible, atrocious, outrageous, scandalous, infamous, wrong, noxious, sinister, putrid, snide, deplorable, dismal, gross, heinous, nefarious, base, obnoxious, detestable, despicable, contemptible, foul, rank, ghastly, execrable
  • Beautiful — pretty, lovely, handsome, attractive, gorgeous, dazzling, splendid, magnificent, comely, fair, ravishing, graceful, elegant, fine, exquisite, aesthetic, pleasing, shapely, delicate, stunning, glorious, heavenly, resplendent, radiant, glowing, blooming, sparkling
  • Begin — start, open, launch, initiate, commence, inaugurate, originate
  • Big — enormous, huge, immense, gigantic, vast, colossal, gargantuan, large, sizable, grand, great, tall, substantial, mammoth, astronomical, ample, broad, expansive, spacious, stout, tremendous, titanic, mountainous
  • Brave — courageous, fearless, dauntless, intrepid, plucky, daring, heroic, valorous, audacious, bold, gallant, valiant, doughty, mettlesome
  • Break — fracture, rupture, shatter, smash, wreck, crash, demolish, atomize
  • Bright — shining, shiny, gleaming, brilliant, sparkling, shimmering, radiant, vivid, colourful, lustrous, luminous, incandescent, intelligent, knowing, quick-witted, smart, intellectual
  • Calm — quiet, peaceful, still, tranquil, mild, serene, smooth, composed, collected, unruffled, level-headed, unexcited, detached, aloof
  • Come — approach, advance, near, arrive, reach
  • Cool — chilly, cold, frosty, wintry, icy, frigid
  • Crooked — bent, twisted, curved, hooked, zigzag
  • Cry — shout, yell, yowl, scream, roar, bellow, weep, wail, sob, bawl
  • Cut — gash, slash, prick, nick, sever, slice, carve, cleave, slit, chop, crop, lop, reduce
  • Dangerous — perilous, hazardous, risky, uncertain, unsafe
  • Dark — shadowy, unlit, murky, gloomy, dim, dusky, shaded, sunless, black, dismal, sad
  • Decide — determine, settle, choose, resolve
  • Definite — certain, sure, positive, determined, clear, distinct, obvious
  • Delicious — savoury, delectable, appetizing, luscious, scrumptious, palatable, delightful, enjoyable, toothsome, exquisite
  • Describe — portray, characterize, picture, narrate, relate, recount, represent, report, record
  • Destroy — ruin, demolish, raze, waste, kill, slay, end, extinguish
  • Difference — disagreement, inequity, contrast, dissimilarity, incompatibility
  • Do — execute, enact, carry out, finish, conclude, effect, accomplish, achieve, attain
  • Dull — boring, tiring„ tiresome, uninteresting, slow, dumb, stupid, unimaginative, lifeless, dead, insensible, tedious, wearisome, listless, expressionless, plain, monotonous, humdrum, dreary
  • Eager — keen, fervent, enthusiastic, involved, interested, alive to
  • End — stop, finish, terminate, conclude, close, halt, cessation, discontinuance
  • Enjoy — appreciate, delight in, be pleased, indulge in, luxuriate in, bask in, relish, devour, savour, like
  • Explain — elaborate, clarify, define, interpret, justify, account for
  • Fair — just, impartial, unbiased, objective, unprejudiced, honest
  • Fall — drop, descend, plunge, topple, tumble
  • False — fake, fraudulent, counterfeit, spurious, untrue, unfounded, erroneous, deceptive, groundless, fallacious
  • Famous — well-known, renowned, celebrated, famed, eminent, illustrious, distinguished, noted, notorious
  • Fast — quick, rapid, speedy, fleet, hasty, snappy, mercurial, swiftly, rapidly, quickly, snappily, speedily, lickety-split, post-haste, hastily, expeditiously, like a flash
  • Fat — stout, corpulent, fleshy, beefy, paunchy, plump, full, rotund, tubby, pudgy, chubby, chunky, burly, bulky, elephantine
  • Fear — fright, dread, terror, alarm, dismay, anxiety, scare, awe, horror, panic, apprehension
  • Fly — soar, hover, flit, wing, flee, waft, glide, coast, skim, sail, cruise
  • Funny — humorous, amusing, droll, comic, comical, laughable, silly
  • Get — acquire, obtain, secure, procure, gain, fetch, find, score, accumulate, win, earn, rep, catch, net, bag, derive, collect, gather, glean, pick up, accept, come by, regain, salvage
  • Go — recede, depart, fade, disappear, move, travel, proceed
  • Good — excellent, fine, superior, wonderful, marvellous, qualified, suited, suitable, apt, proper, capable, generous, kindly, friendly, gracious, obliging, pleasant, agreeable, pleasurable, satisfactory, well-behaved, obedient, honourable, reliable, trustworthy, safe, favourable, profitable, advantageous, righteous, expedient, helpful, valid, genuine, ample, salubrious, estimable, beneficial, splendid, great, noble, worthy, first-rate, top-notch, grand, sterling, superb, respectable, edifying
  • Great — noteworthy, worthy, distinguished, remarkable, grand, considerable, powerful, much, mighty
  • Gross — improper, rude, coarse, indecent, crude, vulgar, outrageous, extreme, grievous, shameful, uncouth, obscene, low
  • Happy — pleased, contented, satisfied, delighted, elated, joyful, cheerful, ecstatic, jubilant, gay, tickled, gratified, glad, blissful, overjoyed
  • Hate — despise, loathe, detest, abhor, disfavour, dislike, disapprove, abominate
  • Have — hold, possess, own, contain, acquire, gain, maintain, believe, bear, beget, occupy, absorb, fill, enjoy
  • Help — aid, assist, support, encourage, back, wait on, attend, serve, relieve, succour, benefit, befriend, abet
  • Hide — conceal, cover, mask, cloak, camouflage, screen, shroud, veil
  • Hurry — rush, run, speed, race, hasten, urge, accelerate, bustle
  • Hurt — damage, harm, injure, wound, distress, afflict, pain
  • Idea — thought, concept, conception, notion, understanding, opinion, plan, view, belief
  • Important — necessary, vital, critical, indispensable, valuable, essential, significant, primary, principal, considerable, famous, distinguished, notable, well-known
  • Interesting — fascinating, engaging, sharp, keen, bright, intelligent, animated, spirited, attractive, inviting, intriguing, provocative, though-provoking, challenging, inspiring, involving, moving, titillating, tantalizing, exciting, entertaining, piquant, lively, racy, spicy, engrossing, absorbing, consuming, gripping, arresting, enthralling, spellbinding, curious, captivating, enchanting, bewitching, appealing
  • Keep — hold, retain, withhold, preserve, maintain, sustain, support
  • Kill — slay, execute, assassinate, murder, destroy, cancel, abolish
  • Lazy — indolent, slothful, idle, inactive, sluggish
  • Little — tiny, small, diminutive, shrimp, runt, miniature, puny, exiguous, dinky, cramped, limited, itsy-bitsy, microscopic, slight, petite, minute
  • Look — gaze, see, glance, watch, survey, study, seek, search for, peek, peep, glimpse, stare, contemplate, examine, gape, ogle, scrutinize, inspect, leer, behold, observe, view, witness, perceive, spy, sight, discover, notice, recognize, peer, eye, gawk, peruse, explore
  • Love — like, admire, esteem, fancy, care for, cherish, adore, treasure, worship, appreciate, savour
  • Make — create, originate, invent, beget, form, construct, design, fabricate, manufacture, produce, build, develop, do, effect, execute, compose, perform, accomplish, earn, gain, obtain, acquire, get
  • Mark — label, tag, price, ticket, impress, effect, trace, imprint, stamp, brand, sign, note, heed, notice, designate
  • Mischievous — prankish, playful, naughty, roguish, waggish, impish, sportive
  • Move — plod, go, creep, crawl, inch, poke, drag, toddle, shuffle, trot, dawdle, walk, traipse, mosey, jog, plug, trudge, slump, lumber, trail, lag, run, sprint, trip, bound, hotfoot, high-tail, streak, stride, tear, breeze, whisk, rush, dash, dart, bolt, fling, scamper, scurry, skedaddle, scoot, scuttle, scramble, race, chase, hasten, hurry, hump, gallop, lope, accelerate, stir, budge, travel, wander, roam, journey, trek, ride, spin, slip, glide, slide, slither, coast, flow, sail, saunter, hobble, amble, stagger, paddle, slouch, prance, straggle, meander, perambulate, waddle, wobble, pace, swagger, promenade, lunge
  • Moody — temperamental, changeable, short-tempered, glum, morose, sullen, modish, irritable, testy, peevish, fretful, spiteful, sulky, touchy
  • Neat — clean, orderly, tidy, trim, dapper, natty, smart, elegant, well-organized, super, desirable, spruce, shipshape, well-kept, shapely
  • New — fresh, unique, original, unusual, novel, modern, current, recent
  • Old — feeble, frail, ancient, weak, aged, used, worn, dilapidated, ragged, faded, broken-down, former, old-fashioned, outmoded, passé, veteran, mature, venerable, primitive, traditional, archaic, conventional, customary, stale, musty, obsolete, extinct
  • Part — portion, share, piece, allotment, section, fraction, fragment
  • Place — space, area, spot, plot, region, location, situation, position, residence, dwelling, set, site, station, status, state
  • Plan — plot, scheme, design, draw, map, diagram, procedure, arrangement, intention, device, contrivance, method, way, blueprint
  • Popular — well-liked, approved, accepted, favourite, celebrated, common, current
  • Predicament — quandary, dilemma, pickle, problem, plight, spot, scrape, jam
  • Put — place, set, attach, establish, assign, keep, save, set aside, effect, achieve, do, build
  • Quiet — silent, still, soundless, mute, tranquil, peaceful, calm, restful
  • Right — correct, accurate, factual, true, good, just, honest, upright, lawful, moral, proper, suitable, apt, legal, fair
  • Run — race, speed, hurry, hasten, sprint, dash, rush, escape, elope, flee
  • Scared — afraid, frightened, alarmed, terrified, panicked, fearful, unnerved, insecure, timid, shy, skittish, jumpy, disquieted, worried, vexed, troubled, disturbed, horrified, terrorized, shocked, petrified, haunted, timorous, shrinking, tremulous, stupefied, paralyzed, stunned, apprehensive
  • Show — display, exhibit, present, note, point to, indicate, explain, reveal, prove, demonstrate, expose
  • Slow — unhurried, gradual, leisurely, late, behind, tedious, slack
  • Stop — cease, halt, stay, pause, discontinue, conclude, end, finish, quit
  • Story — tale, myth, legend, fable, yarn, account, narrative, chronicle, epic, sage, anecdote, record, memoir
  • Strange — odd, peculiar, unusual, unfamiliar, uncommon, queer, weird, outlandish, curious, unique, exclusive, irregular
  • Take — hold, catch, seize, grasp, win, capture, acquire, pick, choose, select, prefer, remove, steal, lift, rob, engage, bewitch, purchase, buy, retract, recall, assume, occupy, consume
  • Tell — disclose, reveal, show, expose, uncover, relate, narrate, inform, advise, explain, divulge, declare, command, order, bid, recount, repeat
  • Think — judge, deem, assume, believe, consider, contemplate, reflect, mediate
  • Trouble — distress, anguish, anxiety, worry, wretchedness, pain, danger, peril, disaster, grief, misfortune, difficulty, concern, pains, inconvenience, exertion, effort
  • True — accurate, right, proper, precise, exact, valid, genuine, real, actual, trusty, steady, loyal, dependable, sincere, staunch
  • Ugly — hideous, frightful, frightening, shocking, horrible, unpleasant, monstrous, terrifying, gross, grisly, ghastly, horrid, unsightly, plain, homely, evil, repulsive, repugnant, gruesome
  • Unhappy — miserable, uncomfortable, wretched, heart-broken, unfortunate, poor, downhearted, sorrowful, depressed, dejected, melancholy, glum, gloomy, dismal, discouraged, sad
  • Use — employ, utilize, exhaust, spend, expend, consume, exercise
  • Wrong — incorrect, inaccurate, mistaken, erroneous, improper, unsuitable

 

 

What a terrible word. Have tapered my frequency of use but I should stop entirely, or “strip it off my flesh.”

I like etymology because it reveals the true meaning of the word as it was formed and evolved. I find often that current usage of a word is a faded version of the original intent.

Technically speaking, not wrong. But a little care would have been in order.

Historian and and observer of Middle-East politics, Avi Shlaim, with reference to Israel’s “continuing colonisation” of the West Bank. From 2012.

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