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Enlivening Your Vocabulary Using the Thesaurus

As you write, you might encounter instances when you just can’t think of the right word or you find yourself using the same word repeatedly. At those times, you should consider turning to a thesaurus. Instead of lugging out a heavy book every time you want to find a synonym, you can turn to a much lighter resource—the Word Thesaurus. Just as the Word spelling and grammar checkers suggest replacements for potential spelling and grammar errors, Word provides a thesaurus that lists a variety of terms you can use in your document.

Replacing Existing Text with a Synonym or Antonym

You can use the Word Thesaurus to look up synonyms and antonyms for selected words. To use the Thesaurus, right-click the word you want to replace, and then choose Synonyms from the shortcut menu to display a list of potential synonyms and antonyms, as shown in Figure 6-20.


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