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The word ‘good’ is a four-letter word, and one I would suggest you aim to avoid in your writing.

It’s not good enough!

This site lists 19 contexts in which the word ‘good’ might be used, and then offers hundreds of synonyms that might be used instead.

Vague words leave the reader to make up his/her own mind as to what you, the writer, really means.

Here are some more vague adjectives you might want to improve upon at the editing stage.

  • bad
  • big
  • fast
  • few
  • happy
  • hard
  • little
  • low
  • nice

As an editing scan, search on one of these words, and consider whether you can replace each occurrence with a word that provides a more illuminating description for the reader.