Ironic comment that embodies the word’s exact meaning: a synonym dictionary.


While the word conjures up images of prehistoric beings, in reality, its definition is more recent.

Thesaurus Definition

The word comes from Greek θησαυρός and literally means treasure, treasury, or storehouse.

Sharpen Pencil

As an Author I employ a thesaurus regularly to sharpen my pencil:


to clarify…


and amplify.


Do you struggle to find the exact word to describe the item, action or emotion you’re trying to convey? If so, a thesaurus may be the ticket to your destination.

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Author JL Huffman

I’m a retired Trauma surgeon/ICU doctor, a world traveler and gardener. I’ve published in the surgical literature; now I’m writing poetry, memoir & fiction.