We all like to use language that makes us sound intelligent, as if we know our stuff. Though upgrading from a first grade vocabulary can boost your writing and speaking, if you overreach in your quest for erudition, the best you can hope for is sounding like a pompous windbag.The worst is no one will understand what you mean.
Programs like Microsoft Word tempt us to swap out basic vocabulary for words that appear fancier. Suddenly, “eating” becomes “ingesting,” “heart” becomes “fully-formed aortic pump,” and “selling” becomes “leveraging bleeding-edge strategies across multiple verticals to shift share.”
Clarity always trumps frills. Don’t forget that or fall into the trap of overusing the thesaurus.
“If you’re lured to utilize the thesaurus on the subsequent occasion you’re toiling on a treatise, mull over what just transpired to this stretch.”