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10 words to include in your next essay

Ever felt like you are using the same words in every essay? Or that the words you use just don’t match up to the impact you are trying to create? It’s pretty easy to do unless you’re going to thesaurus every word, and we’ve all seen that one episode of Friends where Joey does that and it sounds ridiculous! “Warm, nice people with big hearts” became “human prepossessing homosapiens with full sized aortic pumps!” We aren’t suggesting you do that with your essay! Although if you would like to try and send it in to us, you will certainly win a prize! We have put together a list of less common words to slip into your essay and help you stand out to your marker as someone that really knows their stuff! Whether you’re an English or Chemistry student, we hope you learn a new word to slip into your next essay.


Elucidate (verb)

To make something clear; explain.

“This evidence will certainly help to elucidate the matter.”


Ineffable (adj.)

Too great to be expressed in words.

“The view from the top of the mountain was simply ineffable.”


Nefarious (adj.)

Wicked, villainous, despicable.

“The protagonist in this novel is both nefarious and clever.”


Conflate (verb)

To blend two or more pieces of information together.

“The current argument conflates an array of issues.”


Myriad (adj.)

A countless or large number of things.

“A myriad of choices lay before him.”


Erroneous (adj.)

Wrong; incorrect.

“The conclusions drawn from this data are erroneous.”


Tenuous (adj.)

Very weak; slight.

“The association between these two points is tenuous.”


Engender (verb)


“These results engender the need for greater exploration.”


Employs (verb)

To make use of.

“The author employs pathetic fallacy to convey the characters true emotion.”


Fugacious (adj.)


“There was a fugacious sense of excitement, followed by dread.”


We hope you can get one or two of these into your next essay. Proofmaster’s Enhanced Edit service focuses on replacing simple vocabulary with stronger academic words, such as some of these. If you don’t feel confident enough to include these words yourself, or simply do not have the time, Proof Master can help you with this, but also help you to learn and improve your skills.

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