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How Can You Avoid Sounding Pompous In Your Writing?

Use these 12 words sparingly or you’ll look stuffy

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By day I do freelance editing for a magazine that publishes print and online articles by four generations of writers, ranging from older members of Gen Z to boomers. In that job I’ve noticed a paradox:Gen Z writers often sound more…

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.