99 Over-Used Words to Avoid

Over-used words are bad because they’re everywhere! Using a synonym of these words not only make you look and sound smarter, they clean up your speech and make your writing more interesting and meaningful.

  1. A lot
  2. about
  3. Absolutely
  4. absolutely
  5. activity
  6. add
  7. affect
  8. Amazing
  9. Any
  10. awesome
  11. bad
  12. Bad/good
  13. basic
  14. beautiful
  15. begin
  16. better
  17. big
  18. Big/little
  19. boring
  20. bring
  21. cause
  22. certain
  23. change
  24. choose
  25. decent
  26. definitely
  27. easy
  28. effective
  29. emphasize
  30. end
  31. energy
  32. enjoy
  33. entire
  34. excellent
  35. exciting
  36. far
  37. fast
  38. fill
  39. finish
  40. Funny
  41. funny
  42. get
  43. give
  44. go
  45. good
  46. great
  47. happy
  48. hard
  49. help
  50. hurt
  51. important
  52. Incredible
  53. Interesting
  54. interesting
  55. job
  56. keep
  57. Kind
  58. kind
  59. know
  60. like
  61. like
  62. main
  63. make
  64. mall
  65. Many
  66. Many
  67. mean
  68. more
  69. new
  70. next
  71. Nice
  72. nice
  73. old
  74. open
  75. part
  76. perfect
  77. plan
  78. Pleasant
  79. pleasant
  80. Pretty
  81. prove
  82. quick
  83. Quite
  84. really
  85. regular
  86. Roaring
  87. Same exact
  88. see
  89. Shimmering
  90. sometimes
  91. take
  92. Tall/short/fat/skinny
  93. terrific
  94. think
  95. Truly unique
  96. try
  97. use
  98. very
  99. want

I will make a few word lists to replace a few of the words on this list. I have already made a word replacement list for the word said which, is not on this list. Please submit any words I might have missed. And also please suggest any topic you wish me to write about.

זייַ געזונט

-Wysteria

 

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