Synonym Surfing

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Synonym Surfing

Some say it’s the right computer, or a lucky pen. Others think atmosphere is key. I believe the writer’s best friend is the thesaurus.When I write, Thesaurus.com is my go-to web site. If I’m unhappy with a word or meaning, I click on my friendly “Thesaurus” bookmark, type in a word, and receive a plethora of new ideas. (Even as I’ve typed this, I’ve looked at Thesaurus.com twice!)The built-in thesaurus in Microsoft Word can be handy too, especially if you’re in a pinch. It’s not as extensive as Thesaurus.com, but if you’re working in Word, it offers a quick and sometimes helpful reference.I’ve also discovered Wikisaurus. It’s not as easy to navigate as Thesaurus.com, but, just like Wikipedia, it offers some interesting reader notes and criticisms.-Karen