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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