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Glorious.


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comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
But @SF, I'm talking about "fuchsia" type circumstances. Not "pulchritudinous" type circumstances. Which is what I've been trying to explain to you all along. So I agree completely with that comment.
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comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
THANK YOU for a legitimate answer that properly addresses the question. I was starting to worry that nobody understood.
Nov
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comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Nov
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yeah, see, you just proved my point. That's not what inception means. In trying to be fancy, you just ruined your sentence, which is exactly not what I'm talking about. This is so far off base from my question that's it's getting silly. I'm starting to wish a mod would step in here.
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As to the audience-- that's what I'm saying! It doesn't matter if I'm writing a children's book or if I'm writing Ulysses 2! Either way-- HOW CAN I EXPAND MY ACTIVE VOCABULARY??
Nov
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comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
Absolutely. But that's what I said in my expanded question-- I'm not talking about completely incomprehensible nonsense like what SF tried to pull in his comment below. I'm talking about using words like rectitude when it's right. Using Rabin-Karp string search when the need applies.
Nov
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comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
(I'm sorry if that sounded brusque. Unintended.)
Nov
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And I don't understand your question. If my audience is not people who don't like words, isn't it implicit that my audience is people who do like words, and don't mind literate and varied writing? Anyways, I don't think this is relevant to the question. I'm not asking how to write a children's book, or for people's opinions on how to write for different audiences. I'm asking how to enrich my active vocabulary, regardless of when or how I want to use it.
Nov
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comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
@MichaelKjörling I agree. My main point on that frontier is that a thesaurus should not be an absolute necessity. Certainly you don't need to memorize the entire STL for C++, but if it's your primary language then it's a good idea to know your basic string operations, data structures, etc. I couldn't tell you all the myriad multimap methods, but I could sure as hell declare one and employ its basic functionality without a book.
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Lol-- I'm not sure if you're trying to be funny, but what you said actually, literally doesn't make any sense. To such an extent that I almost have to ask if you're ESL...? "Apprehending your inception"?
Nov
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comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
Grunt! Grunt grunt grunt!
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I very strongly disagree with the idea of avoiding words you don't hear on a daily basis. That will inevitably lead to atavism.
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Nov
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comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
I have such a huge problem with @Tannalein's comment that I'm going to have to expand the question to address it. I am absolutely astonished that three people are backing that comment.
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True. I started thinking about it in the context of having a character who always speaks in a foreign language, and that doesn't seem so bad. Perhaps. @SF, try it! See how it goes.
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Fine, fine.....
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comment How does one write a character smarter than oneself?
They say God created the world in 7 days, but what they don't tell you is how much outlining and googling he did in the years prior.