What words do you think should be used more often?


I wanted to make a thread where we can all share vocabulary words/phrases which we think are really good to use, and eventually, make a place which we can refer to while writing.

Edit: please add the definitions to your posts to make it easier to refer to.

I guess I’ll start with my list:

  • Harrowing (distressing)
  • Penned (wrote)
  • Stargazer
  • Moonbeams
  • Solar flare
  • Aeonian (eternal; everlasting)
  • Wreckage (remains of something destroyed)
  • Versatile (to have many uses)
  • Deferred (to postpone or delay something)
  • Contemplate (to consider/think about something)
  • Cleave (to slice/chop)
  • Winsome (attractive or appealing)
  • Solitude (the state of being alone)
  • Resplendent (attractive and impressive)
  • Jaded (bored/lacking enthusiasm)
  • Neglected (suffering a lack of proper care)
  • Grief-stricken (full of grief)
  • Inept (incapable)
  • Replenished (restored)
  • Reserved (slow to reveal emotions/opinions)
  • Burdened (load heavily)
  • Remorseful (deep regret or guilt)
  • Augment (to increase)
  • Tranquil (peaceful)
  • Engulf (to be covered/surrounded by)
  • Bewitching (to cast a spell over someone)
  • Ethereal (extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world)
  • Sublime (of very great excellence or beauty)
  • Giddy (having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger; dizzy)

(I think that’s enough for now…)


A few more:

  • Extortion (the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats)
  • Fabrication (the action or process of manufacturing or inventing something)
  • Ire (anger)
  • Quandary (a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation)
  • Intricacy (details, especially of an involved or perplexing subject)
  • Collusion (secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy in order to deceive others)
  • Superfluous (unnecessary, especially through being more than enough)
  • Redundant (unnecessary)
  • Despondent (in low spirits from loss of hope or courage)
  • Agglomeration (a mass or collection of things)
  • Schism (a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief)
  • Sordid (involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt)
  • Cauterise (to sear or burn)
  • Sear (to burn)
  • Behest (a person’s orders or command)
  • Adverse (preventing success or development)
  • Licit (not forbidden; lawful)


Off the top of my head:

“immanate”, as in the opposite of emanate, should be used more.

I use it to describe how smoky Djinn go into their bottles or lamps or such.

It’s a real word and it can be found in wikitionary, but a lot of spell-check dictionaries don’t even recognize it. If I search, I always get “Do you mean emanate?”

So, we should use it more.


Huh. That’s an interesting word, I never even knew about it. Thanks for sharing! :smile:

  • Allude (suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at)
  • Amble (walk)
  • Defunct (broken or defective. no longer existing or effective)
  • Delirium (an acutely disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence, occurring in intoxication, fever, and other disorders)
  • Transgression (an act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offence)


Just a thought, wouldn’t it be more useful to share the meanings of the words too? 'cause now it’s just a long list of words I have to google one by one xD




Ok, sounds like a good idea


petrichor - (the smell just after rain begins to fall)


Replacements for “said”:

  • Stated
  • Spoke
  • Remarked
  • Added

  • Asked
  • Inquired
  • Requested
  • Begged

  • Answered
  • Replied
  • Responded
  • Acknowledged
  • Explained
  • Retorted
  • Argued

  • Rejoiced
  • Laughed
  • Joked
  • Giggled
  • Sang
  • Cheered
  • Smirked
  • Marveled
  • Chimed
  • Beamed

  • Shouted
  • Belted
  • Yelled
  • Screamed
  • Exclaimed
  • Boomed
  • Called
  • Cried

  • Sobbed
  • Wailed
  • Sniffled
  • Sniffed
  • Wept