We are launching a Word of the Week feature on The Executive Writer Blog. Here are a few reasons why we’d like to invite you to learn a new word each week.
Words are metaphors for ideas. The more words you know, the more ideas you can clearly and succinctly present in any project you write.
Presenting your ideas clearly and succinctly is the main tenet of Plain Writing, which is a method every business writer should follow.
While you should never use a big or “million-dollar” word when a ten-dollar one will do, you should use a million-dollar word when only a million-dollar word will do.
It’s not a sin to make your reader open a dictionary to learn a new word and, thus, a new idea.
Use the following word when it precisely, and concisely, describes the idea you are trying to convey.
laconic : using very few words. Keith’s laconic email suggested a lack of interest in the topic.