Words that Make You Weak


Today I bring you three words designed to make you weaker.

Debilitate [dih-bil-i-teyt] (verb):

to make weak or feeble.

Example:

Excessive use of adverbs will debilitate your writing.

Emaciate [ih-mey-shee-eyt] (verb):

to make abnormally lean or thin by wasting away flesh.

Example:

Yes, he fed her. He fed her the food infused with poison, to strengthen then emaciate her, till there was no hope of her survival.

Etiolate [ee-tee-uh-leyt] (verb):

1. to cause (a plant) to wither or grow white by excluding light.

2. to cause to become weak and sickly; drain of color and vigor.

Example:

The curtains had an etiolated, square spot where the sun penetrated from the window in the afternoon and ate its way through the curtain’s soft fabric.

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4 thoughts on “Words that Make You Weak”

  1. “Excessive use of adverbs will debilitate your writing.” I like it. My vocabulary is limited. I took the lazy way out of learning in my English classes as a teen. These days, my writing pushes me to expand my vocabulary…

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