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230 Chapter 23. Diction: Find the Right Word, Not Its First Cousin In This Chapter · Define diction · Learn the levels of diction · Distinguish between confusing words Few people use the same words every time they write any more than they wear the same clothes on every occasion. Successful writers adapt their language to the audience and circumstances because they know which words are appropriate in a specific situation. Just as people with style know how to select an outfit that will make the right impression, so do effective writers know how to select the words to fit their needs. That's what you learn in this chapter.