Category Archives: America

lazy words

amazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, and so on

let me decide for myself if something is astonishing or astounding

amazing means you stand and stare at something, not necessarily because it’s cool

breathtaking

brilliant

chilling

any superlative, unless you’ve earned it

effervescent

egregious . . . this word means “out of the flock”, or outstanding, which can be good or bad; it used to mean “very good in quality”; in any case, don’t use it, it makes you sound frantic

epic

extraordinary

fierce

honestly

incendiary

incredible

innovative (This word is used by someone who is trying to sell you something. It just means new. Never write or speak this word. Never think this word. Don’t cheapen yourself.)

insane (when used as a superlative)

literally

magnificent

mammoth

premium

really

severely

shocking

spectacular

staggeringly

stupendous, stupefying, and so on

super

terrifying

tragic

ultimate

whopping

wildly