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Jul. 17th, 2004 @ 08:27 am Exercise 7/17/04: Adjectives
At some point or another in writing, we often find ourselves weeding out repetitive or mundane descriptions. Ever find yourself fixating on one specific adjective, trying to find the perfect synonym that can be substituted to increase the literary bang?
Well, here's the exercise for this week: pick a basic color, ie, red, black, blue, brown, etc and try to come up with at least 25 different words that evoke that color. Feel free to do this exercise multiple times. In fact I encourage it!

If anyone wants to suggest words here, please go ahead and add some.
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From:snowcrasher
Date:July 17th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Brown: rusty like shit wooden tan beige skin-colored muddy dead,dry leaves mahogany deadlands desert sandy blonde stucco amber drab autumn Earth earthen dirt dull bland lifeless coffee cacoa barren

Black: charred charcoal void dark pitch emptiness despair nothing night shadow shade blight malignant evil absence of light hopeless unknown colorless death grim negro African-american colored space goth sinister ichor

Purple: grape royal majestic violet suffocating (lips) blue-red gay eggplant imperial decadent jelly lavender

White: pale ashen good noble sterile surrender anglo drained clean light fair (skinned) snow tundra bone plaster ivory ghostly chalk pastey milky WASP bleach friendship (rose) pallid sallow