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Salutations, greetings, hello, and hi! I am [Mirime], and I will be the thesaurus teacher, educator, instructor, trainer, and lecturer. Many writers have trouble with overused words—that's what I'm here to prevent, stop, avert, foil, check, and avoid. A commonly misused word is 'said.' When talking about a character, it is good to add expression to their voice or what they say, declare, speak, pronounce, and articulate.
'Said'-
exclaimed
whispered
thought
speculated
declared
cried
wailed
despaired
Now I don't want to interfere, meddle, undercut, or impose on another teacher's territory, but keep in mind that you don't have to always say which person in your story said a certain line. If it is a continuing conversation, every other indentation should be the same character.

I have returned, come again, and revisited! Of course it's a pretty ambitious, determined, grand, and motivated job to think, contemplate, ponder, and realize some of the words that people would research, look up, investigate, study, and explore.
'Quest'-
mission
journey
expedition
task
seek
Farewell and goodbye till next time!

student teacher [darkscribe]
Allow me, if I may, dear Mirime, to edit these esteemed pages.
'Fight'
Melee
Assault
Counter-attack
Combat
Skirmish
Encounter

'Sword'
Short sword
Long sword
Bastard sword
Hand and a half sword
Rapier
Foil
Epee
Sabre
Cutlass
Katana
Kris
Knife
Blade
Kidney knife
Great sword
Double handed sword
Dirk
Scimitar

Thanks darkscribe, I have not had much time lately.(Not an open invitation though, please message first me in the future, everyone!)
-[Mirime]


student Teacher [Kyrael]
Perhaps, perchance, possibly or maybe dear Mirime would give me the right to edit this beautiful, elaborate, elegant, fine, pretty, fair, and fabulous page today. Yay! It is always good to know synonyms for common words and phrases. So here I am.
'Glad'
pleased
delighted
merry
happy
joyful
mirthful
jovial
jolly
gleeful

'Boast'
preen
gloat
brag
flaunt
show off
gush
exalt
swagger

Oh, and people, VERY is overused. Instead of VERY COLD, say ICY or FROZEN. Insted of VERY SCARED, say FRIGHTENED or TERRIFIED.

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2003-03-20 [Lozzenger2]: You've got the job!!! Get started :P

2003-03-25 [Mirime]: *enters the room holding a tall pile of scrolls*

2003-03-29 [Ciryatúre]: *watches astounded at Mir's transformation from green to brown upon entering*

2003-04-04 [darkscribe]: this is: excellent, good, superb, amazing, impressive, wonderful, etc!!!

2003-04-04 [Mirime]: Ahh thank you, thank you all, and Cirya, I am not an anole!!

2003-05-25 [Jimbaliah]: Can I edit, too?

2003-05-25 [Mirime]: If you have something to add, go ahead. But what is already there should stay the same, please.

2003-05-25 [Augury]: Wait, I was on as my bro, let me edit it.

2003-05-25 [Augury]: ...

2003-08-09 [drayfae]: let the word : 'very' be stricken (sp) from the english language..............lol

2003-08-09 [Mirime]: that would be...interesting :P

2003-08-10 [Augury]: yes, mirime, ... much so. ... much so indeed. and might i say your tounge-sticking-out is ... rude.

2003-08-10 [Augury]: ... means "very."

2003-08-10 [Mirime]: *grins* ah it's all right, I'm only being playful, besides, ":D" is too much smile

2003-08-19 [Augury]: nyeh! play thah wikah!

2003-09-18 [Tetiana]: thesaurus! yay!! anyone know interesting ways to say 'green' or 'gray' (I'm dealing with eyes here) help!! thanks

2003-09-18 [Mirime]: For green: hazel, emerald, grass-green, leaf-green, olive-green, and for gray: stormy, sea-gray, slate-gray.... you'd be surprised at how nicely an adjective relieves the tedium of the same colour ^_^

2004-05-27 [emilyloker]: I hate to intrude, but isn't hazel a shade of brown?

2004-05-28 [Mirime]: It's green-brown :) could be either

2004-06-15 [Lozzenger2]: Oh yush, 'Very' is very overrated..verily O_o I overuse the word rather instead XD Muaha...

2004-06-15 [Mirime]: hehe, I say "Verily" too, and have an ongoing feud with certain people who say "Indeed" instead.....

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