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Travesty. What you may think it means : a tragedy, an unfortunate event What it actually means : a mockery; a parody. Ironic. What you may think it means : a funny coincidence What it actually means : contrary to what you might expect. Peruse.

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Travesty
Travesty

What you may think it means: a tragedy, an unfortunate event

What it actually means: a mockery; a parody


Ironic
Ironic

  • What you may think it means: a funny coincidence

  • What it actually means: contrary to what you might expect


Peruse
Peruse

  • What you may think it means: to skim or glance over something

  • What it actually means: to review something carefully/in-depth


Bemused
Bemused

  • What you may think it means: amused

  • What it actually means: confused


What s the point
What’s the point?

  • Write in your own voice.

  • Use words you are comfortable with.

  • “Bigger” words are not necessarily better words.

  • A synonym…is not always a synonym – it all depends on context.


Compelled
Compelled

  • What you may think it means: to willingly do something, to feel like you need to do something

  • What it actually means: to be forced to do something (willingly or unwillingly)


Nauseous
Nauseous

  • What you may think it means: to feel sick

  • What it actually means: to cause nausea


Conversate
Conversate

  • What you may think it means: to hold a conversation

  • What it actually means: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING


Redundant
Redundant

  • What you may think it means: repetitive

  • What it actually means: superfluous, able to be cut out


Enormity
Enormity

  • What you may think it means: enormousness

  • What it actually means: extreme evil


Terrific
Terrific

  • What you may think it means: awesome, fantastic

  • What it actually means: causing terror


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