How to Beef Up Your Vocabulary

dumbellDon’t you wish you could think of something better to say than “nice,” “interesting,” or “cool” when describing something?  

Don’t you wish you could be wittier and more memorable in a conversation?

Don’t you wish you knew an easy way to make your writing less boring?

It’s easier than you think.

If you’re sick and tired of sounding so bland and unimaginative, you might want to try A Cure for the Common Word by K.D. Sullivan. It’s a great book for people who want to increase their English vocabulary but find that a regular old thesaurus doesn’t help them very much. 

Unlike a regular thesaurus, the book tells you what each synonym really means, in ways that are easy to understand.

Why is this important?

In a regular thesaurus (whether in book form or digital form), you only get a list of synonyms. Take the word “nice,” for example:

admirable, amiable, approved, attractive, becoming, charming, commendable, considerate, copacetic, cordial, courteous, decorous, delightful, ducky, fair, favorable, fine and dandy, friendly, genial, gentle, good, gracious, helpful, ingratiating, inviting, kind, kindly, lovely, nifty, obliging, okay, peachy, seemly, simpatico, superior, swell, unpresumptuous, welcome, well-mannered, winning, winsome (from Thesaurus.com)  

It’s a big mistake to think that you can always replace the word “nice” with any of these synonyms. And it can be really, really embarrassing if you use the wrong word.

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But  if you looked up “nice” in A Cure for the Common Word, you see the exact meaning of each synonym right away. This helps you always pick the right word for the right occasion. And that’s only one of the features that make the book so useful.

But why take my word for it when you can  see for yourself?  Check out this in-depth preview of A Cure for the Common Word for yourself.

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