Communication Tip #34
Grow your vocabulary, Suggestion #3:
To say the precise word: rank your words ahead of time. Make 5 columns denoting degrees and fill them with alternatives. For example, I put “awesome” in column 5. In column 1, I would put “all right, ordinary, okay, fine,” etc. That way, I won’t be tempted to use “awesome” to describe a trip to the grocery store.
To read my opinion on the use of the word “awesome,” please read my blog “Is Everything Actually Awesome or Cool?” https://www.theverbaledge.com/blog/ (Scroll to the bottom.)