NEW YORK, NY - The remains of tower number 2 of the World Trade Center lie behind an office at one Liberty Plaza at first light on September 12, 2001. (Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik/Reportage by Getty images).
A frightening reminder of the devestation 13 years ago.
This is a great, unique little tool I found by browsing for writing resources. It’s name speaks for itself: it’s a synonym finder.
The site is clean cut, has soothing colors, and to-the point results for any word you look up.
For example, when I look up the word “romance,” I get this:
Synonyms: romance, romanticism Definition: an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
Hypernyms:quality Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained—Shakespeare”
I had no idea what a “hypernym” is. Apparently it’s a word with a more general meaning that a more specific word fall under. Like, color is a hypernym for green.
On the right corner there’s a button to make graphs! So you can trace each synonym from it’s root word, and see how far the other synonyms connect in comparison to others.
I really like it, so I’m going to definitely bookmark it on my writing tools list.
No matter what you are writing, word variety and specificity are key for creating an interesting dynamic and conveying the most precise meaning. There are many tools to find the right word, but I love the word tree visual design of this one. Happy hunting!