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Fun for Friday: Panlexicon

Random wordsSometimes, you need just the right word to make your story sing. Some might turn to a thesaurus, but thesauruses don’t always help you find the best word for what you want to convey, and sometimes they can actually lead you down the wrong path.

A useful tool that I had pointed out to me recently is the Panlexicon. It works similarly to a thesaurus, in that you give it a word and it gives you synonyms. But it also visually shows you which words are the more commonly used and/or closer to what you might be trying to say.

It may not be as comprehensive as a thesaurus (it had no entries for a couple of words I tried to check), but it can give you a different way to approach the words in your stories or titles!

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