Ever wondered if you could use a more vivid word than "cut" to describe the wound you got while chopping those vegetables? Or another set of words which described your state of extreme happiness more vividly like "exult", "walking on air" etc.?
Ever thought what is it that makes a piece of text more enjoyable than another one? Or if you could write as well as your favorite fiction writer? Well, one of the keys to impressive writing is a good vocabulary consisting of vivid words, words that convey the way an action is performed or show the effect of an action than plainly telling them. These words are not to be confused with fancy and heavy words as they tend to overload the reader than excite him. Apart from these, at times I have also felt the need of checking the correctness of usage of a particular word or the correct preposition that it takes.
So in case you have had any or all of the above difficulties while writing, here is a solution developed as a WordNet® ** plugin for OpenOffice.org Writer.
Write it Right and Write it Better-WiRWiB accesses the WordNet® and prompts writers with synonyms and correct usage examples of the typed word. These prompts are non-intrusive and the "always-on-top" WiRWiB window quietly refreshes its contents as you type. You can enable/disable the add-on by a toggle button available on the toolbar.
You can download WiRWiB from here.
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** WordNet® is a large lexical database of English, developed under the direction of George A. Miller of the Cognitive Science Laboratory at Princeton University.
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