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rbo
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 4:34:58 AM

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rbo
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 4:50:49 AM

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I try not to use very, really or totally

more words are


amaze
astonishment
awe-inspiring
awesome
awful
awing
bewilder
bizarre
exceptional
extraordinary
extravagant
fantastic
immoderate
impressive
incomparable
incredible
marvelous
miraculous
over-the-top
perplex
phenomenal
remarkable
strange
supernatural
surprising
terrific
unbelievable
uncommon
uncomparable
unreal
unthinkable
unusual
wonder
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015 7:55:54 AM

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Great list. Two other words to use with caution 'Suddenly', especially at the beginning of a paragraph, and 'was', an otherwise inoffensive word which often signals passive voice

glasses8.

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Guest
Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015 11:02:12 PM

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Here is something.

MORE THAN 270 WORDS TO USE OTHER THAN "SAID"

acknowledged
added
admitted
admonished
affected
agreed
allowed
amplified
announced
answered
apologized
articulated
asked
assured
avowed
backpedaled
barked
began
begged
bellowed
blathered
bleated
boasted
breathed
burped
burst out
cackled
cajoled
calculated
called
chanted
chastised
chattered
cheered
chimed in
chirped
choked out
chuckled
clarified
coaxed
commanded
commented
complained
complimented
concluded
concurred
confided
confirmed
conjugated
contemplated
contended
continued
conversed
conveyed
cooed
corrected
coughed
counted
cracked (joked)
cried
croaked
crowed
cursed
declaimed
declared
demanded
denied
dictated
digressed
disagreed
disclosed
discoursed
drummed in
echoed
elucidated
embellished
emoted
emphasized
ended
enlightened
enthused
enunciated
exaggerated
exclaimed
explained
explicated
expounded
expressed
extemporized
exulted
fabricated
fibbed
finished
fired back
flattered
flirted
flung
foreshadowed
forewarned
formulated
fumed
gasped
giggled
gloated
goaded
grated
ground out
growled
grumbled
grunted
guessed
gushed
harangued
hinted
hissed
hollered
howled
huffed
hurled back
implied
importuned
informed
injected
inquired
insinuated
instigated
instructed
insulted
interjected
interpreted
interrogated
interrupted
intoned
joked
joshed
jumped in
justified
kidded
laughed
lectured
lied
mentioned
mimicked
mocked
mumbled
murmured
muttered
nagged
narrated
noted
noticed
objected
offered
opined
ordered
outlined
paraphrased
placated
pointed out
pondered aloud
pouted
praised
predicted
preened
presented
prevaricated
proclaimed
professed
projected
promised
pronounced
proposed
provided
punned
purred
pursued
put forth
queried
questioned
quipped
quoted
raged
rambled
rapped
rationalized
ratted
raved
read
recalled
recounted
reiterated
related
remarked
repeated
replied
reported
responded
restated
retold
retorted
reviewed
rhymed
ribbed
riddled
riposted
roared
rolled onward
rumbled
sang
scolded
screamed
screeched
shared
shouted
sighed
signed (as in sign language)
simpered
simplified
snapped
sneered
sniffled
sniped
snipped
snitched
snorted
sobbed
soothed
spat
spewed
spoke
sputtered
squawked
squeaked
stammered
started
stated
stressed
stuttered
submitted
suggested
supplied
swore
taunted
teased
temporized
thought
threatened
thundered
toasted
told
translated
trumpeted
twittered
uttered
vented
verbalized
verified
vocalized
volunteered
voted
vowed
wailed
warbled
warned
wept
wheedled
wheezed
whimpered
whined
whispered
wondered
yapped
yawned
yelled
yelped
yodeled
zigzagged (verbally)
zinged
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