Okay, so this concept isn’t entirely new (fine, not new at all), but it’s VERY helpful to have an arsenal of vocabulary at your disposal if you’re a writer so your prose can be as colourful* as possible.
A diverse vernacular can make an enormous impact on one’s writing. So much so, that it can make the difference of seeming like an amateur versus a professional. For example, a common writing tip is to avoid using phrases along the lines of “very —-“. They call it lazy, and it isn’t that fun to read, either. Instead, use a word that portrays the extremity interestingly. But how are you supposed to replace those two words if you know no other words?
You see what I mean? So I’ll post here everyday with my best attempt at finding you a worthwhile word to learn. And I’m not going to be selfish here. I found another blog that I absolutely love that has a whole bunch of cool words, one of which inspired my current novel in half a sense (good luck figuring out what I mean by “half a sense”). Check it out at http://other-wordly.tumblr.com/ .
*excuse my non-American spelling