By choosing the perfect word, you’ll be able to make your point concisely. If you don’t think you have the perfect word, consult a thesaurus for some ideas.
She’s afraid of the dark.
She’s terrified of the dark.
I prefer the blue paint.
I prefer the teal paint.
Make sure you have the correct meaning of the word you’re using. This may involve checking the meaning in a dictionary.
The flavor of this soup is spectacular.
Spectacular refers to the way something looks; it can’t be used to describe taste.
The flavour of this soup is delicious.
I talked to the victim on the phone, and he was visibly relieved that the criminal had been caught.
Visible refers to something that can be seen, so it’s not going to work if you’ve been talking to someone on the phone.
I talked to the victim on the phone, and he was audibly relieved that the criminal had been caught.