George Orwell wrote, “Let the meaning choose the word”. Therefore, never be satisfied with the first word that comes to mind. Go look in a dictionary (there are many free ones online); look for the right word, one with the sound that you like the most and that really expresses what you want to say at that moment. Expanding your active vocabulary (the words that we know how to use in speaking and writing) is a very good way to improve your writing. So, let’s look for synonyms, even though we know that real synonyms do not exist. We know that each word has its own specific meaning. We must use approaches and approximations. Do not give up.

Claudio Visentin and Guido Bosticco

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