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PostSubject: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:54 am

Stuck for a word, want an alternative? Post the word here or give suggestions here!
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PostSubject: Re: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:51 pm

Found this on my computer (don't ask where this came from - my computer is a wonderland of useless info)

Said =

A

awed
accused
assured
apologised
addressed
asked
advised
answered
added
agreed
argued
assisted
affirmed
acknowledged
applauded
advocated

B

belched
beseeched
boomed
bellowed
bowed
boasted
began
begged
beamed
butted-in
bantered

C

contested
consoled
chorused
complained
corrected
championed
cheered
cried
complemented
calculated
cackled
cautioned
continued
commented
conceded
complained
...(missing)

D

declared
dribbled
dismissed
demanded
denied
decided

E

eased
egged
exclaimed
excused
encouraged
enthused
effervesced
enticed
echoed

F

frowned
finished
fidgeted
fumbled
fumed

G

greeted
grinned
gulped
grumbled
groaned
giggled
gasped
glowered
gurgled
gleamed
guessed
guffawed
gawped

H

hoped
hailed
humoured
hesitated
hollered


I

indicated
inquired
informed
interrupted
insisted
instructed

K

(missing)

L

laughed
lumbered

M

muttered
moaned
mumbled
maintained
motioned
murmured
mentioned

N

nodded
noticed

O

offered
observed
objected
oscillated

P

pondered
panicked
puzzled
protested
pressed
piped up
proffered
pleaded
pardoned
postulated
proclaimed

Q

R

(missing)
rambled
returned
repeated
responded
ranted
raved
relented
rescinded
released
requested

S

slurped
slurred
smirked
snorted
stared
smiled
spoke
stormed
sang
shouted
screamed
squealed
scolded
shuddered
sighed
smarted
stated
suggested
spluttered
snapped
snarled
stressed
shrilled
stammered
screeched
summarised
shuffled
sobbed
sniffed
shrieked
swayed

T

tutted
threatened
teased
tittered
taunted

U

urged
ushered
uttered

V

ventured
vacillated

W

wondered
winked
worried
whinged
whined
wittered
warned
whispered
winced
waved
wailed

Y

yelled
yodelled
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PostSubject: Re: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:03 pm

That was awesome Emily. Definitely saving it.

I had the hardest time last night coming up with different ways to say "used to". All the thesaurus wanted to give me was "secondhand". Any help on this one?
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PostSubject: Re: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:38 pm

Do you mean 'used to' as in to be familiar with something?

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PostSubject: Re: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:50 pm

daeonica wrote:
Do you mean 'used to' as in to be familiar with something?

Maybe give us an example of the sentence?

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PostSubject: Re: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:52 pm

"I was used to the way he dressed, but I could see why Janie was shocked."

"I'd become familiar with the way he dressed, but I could see why Janie was shocked."

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PostSubject: Re: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:59 pm

daeonica wrote:
"I was used to the way he dressed, but I could see why Janie was shocked."

"I'd become familiar with the way he dressed, but I could see why Janie was shocked."


Laughing sorry Dae - i meant maybe Prone could give us an example of the sentence she needs help with - you examples are excellent though

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PostSubject: Re: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:01 pm

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Laughing sorry Dae - i meant maybe Prone could give us an example of the sentence she needs help with - you examples are excellent though

Lol, I wondered! But thought I would clarify anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:15 pm

Yeah, Dae, that was what I meant.

"She was used to not having anyone around."
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PostSubject: Re: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:55 pm

said = belched.

She looked into his eyes and belched, "I love you."

Sorry, no offence meant. Just got into one of my more stupid moods.
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PostSubject: Re: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:43 am

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said = belched.

She looked into his eyes and belched, "I love you."

Sorry, no offence meant. Just got into one of my more stupid moods.

Laughing Aw you made me laugh - no offense taken - its just a list (certainly one i didn't make).

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PostSubject: Re: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Sun May 24, 2009 9:42 pm

Vocabulary is actually kind of a fascination for me. Connotation and denotation fascinate me, and the way different words that mean the same thing can have completely different implied meanings. Like, from the "said" example, gasped and cheered.

I like playing around with established works, substituting different synonyms or antonyms to get completely different meanings. Anybody else do that?

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PostSubject: Re: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Tue May 26, 2009 11:09 am

Not so much in my writing, but I love languages. I do french at the moment, and I'd love to take up latin at uni - I love seeing words in different languages that come from the same thing, and making connections between them.

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PostSubject: Re: Vocabulary: i'm lost for words!   Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:28 pm

*giggles at Renu's sentence* I would assume that you have to know what the word means to use it. Razz

But yes, it gets so irritating when all you see is "said, said" after every line in a story! Ugh! Thanks so much, Emily. I had a list as well, but it was nowhere near as large as yours. However, I separated mine into moods (in pain, in anger, etc.) instead of letter. :]
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