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  1. lumino

    What is the most efficient way to expand my vocabulary?

    Many times when I write I cannot think of the word that sounds best in a certain place and also has the right meaning. I attribute this to my own poor vocabulary. Because of this, I need to check the thesaurus often. But I know that this is not good since I don't know the right way to use all...
  2. lumino

    Precision and Style

    I have observed in the works I have read, that the diction of each one is precise, and yet different from all others in style. And that it should have one quality and also the other seems to my mind contradictory, for I have been told that in the English language there are no synonyms which have...
  3. lumino

    Is it wrong to use synonyms to achieve rhythm?

    Let's say you want to write in a certain kind of voice, and using one word in a certain places goes against your goal because of its sound. Is it wrong, then, to use a synonym with a sound that helps you accomplish your goal? Would this be wrong because no two words in the English language mean...