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2. Stronger and Apt Verbs – Part1

The most powerful verbs evoke imagery and emotion in the action of the verb itself. A dog doesn’t just eat its food—it gobbles it. A river doesn’t just flow but meanders. Depending upon context, ‘suspect’ may be a better word choice than ‘believe’. You may suspect a motive but believe a person. Verbs of movement: As regards movement a character may project attitude with a saunter or perhaps swagger? Suspicious characters might slink away (instead of walking away) into the darkness, or scamper just out of reach. Leopards sprint whereas buffaloes amble and eagles soar and dive. A puppy on road was saved by sudden swerve of the speeding vehicle.

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