"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning
and a lightning bug."
This is an exercise is using the "best" word for your topic, purpose and audience.
Below are sentences that cliche's, or phrases that you should recognize. However, the language is inappropriate for the average
reader. You need to re-write the sentences with the "everyday" language.
For example, the sentence: Refrain
from terminating the life-force of the fowl which reclined the auric oeuvre.
Means: Don't kill the goose that laid
the golden egg.
1. Scintillate, scintillate, asteroid minifis.
2. Members of an avian species of identical plumage congregate.
3. Surveillance should precede salientation.
4. It is fruitless to become lachrymose over precipitously
departed lacteal fluid.
5. Pulchritude possesses solely cutaneous profundity.
6. Freedom from
encrustation of grime is contiguous to rectitude.
7. The stylus is more potent than the rapier.
It is fruitless to attempt to indoctrinate a super-annuated canine with innovative maneuvers.
9. Eschew the
implement of correction and vitiate the scion.
10. The temperature of the aqueous content of an unremittingly ogled
saucepan does not reach 210 degrees Fahrenheit (at sea level).
11. All articles that coruscate with resplendence
are not truly auriferous.
12. Where there are visible vapors of ignited carbonous materials, there is conflagration.
13. Sorting on the part of the mendicant must be interdicted.
14. A plethora of individuals with
expertise in culinary techniques vitiate the potable concoction produced by steeping certain comestibles.
Eleemosynary deeds have their incipience intramutually.
16. Male cadavers are incapable of yielding any testimony.
17. Individuals who make their abode in vitreous edifices would be advised to refrain from catapulting petrous
18. Neophyte's serendipity.
19. Exclusive dedication to necessitous chores without
interludes of hedonist diversion renders John a hebetudinous fellow.
20. A revolving lithic conglomerate accumulates
no congeries of a small green bryophitic.
21. The person presenting the ultimate cachinnation possesses thereby
the optimal cachinnation.
22. Abstentation from any undertaking precludes a potential escalation of a lucrative
23. Missiles of ligneous of petrous consistency have the potential of fracturing my osseous structure,
but appellations with eternally be no cause of my impairment.
Read the words in context, define what you can, then think about what the phrase means as a whole. Good luck!