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Are Your Words Beastly?

Are Your Words Beastly?

Words on Words


Are your words beastly? Maybe they should be. One way to animate your writing is to... well… "animalize" it. I caution against over use of this technique, but it really can liven up your text. Here’s a list words you might use. Maybe you can add to it.  Tallyho!

Avian

Bovine

Canine

Catlike

Crocodilian

Doggy

Elephantine

Feline

Fishy

Foxy

Goatish

Goosy

Leonine

Lupine

Owlish

Piggish

Ratty

Reptilian

Serpentine

Sheepish

Shrewish

Simian

Skunky

Slothful

Snaky

Vulpine

Vulturine

Weaseled


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Teagan Geneviene

5 years ago #1

Thanks for sharing my rather whimsical post, David Grinberg. I'll add a second caution by showing the charming photos at this link -- but remind folks that using words that are obscure or completely unknown to your audience makes for poor communication. I do like the pictures though. http://mentalfloss.com/article/52332/12-animal-adjectives-bolster-your-vocabulary Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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