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Links 1 through 10 of 74 by Doug Peterson tagged words

"As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.

When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need--such as the 10 included in this post:"

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From an informal poll of communication experts and career advisers, these 10 words emerged as the most common fillers, qualifiers and jargon that mean nothing and will get you nowhere. Erase them from your vocabulary immediately.

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"Ashley Dodge sent me this photo of a banner that proves just how much spaces between words help us figure out meaning. Presumably, they meant "Opportunity Is Now Here," but Ashley and I both read it as "Opportunity Is Nowhere." "

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"Here are 5 essential public speaking tips that are so obvious you should be embarrassed if you’re not doing them already."

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"The Snappy Words interface queries the WordNet lexical database developed by Princeton University and made available for students and language researchers. This dictionary groups synonyms into synsets through lexical relations between terms. These meanings and semantic relationships are revealed graphically by the interactive web technology made available by Snappy Words."

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"We’ve seen a world map made of each country’s coins before. Here’s another currency map that uses images of each country’s bills…"

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"Some say that the largest English language school in the world is the one made up of independent teachers like the 7 below.  I thought I’d ask them a very simple question so that we can learn from their experience and shake up a discussion on best practices in online teaching. Here are their 100 words on:"

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Free online thesaurus that is incredibly easy to use

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My students have been loving Skitch so much that they have been trying to find ways to use it all the time. This past week we used it when we were working on developing descriptive words. Using descriptive words is something we have been discussing as a way to make our stories more interesting.

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A repository for the meanings and manglings of words and language on Twitter

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