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What word or words can a writer use when they want to make their story more descriptive without driving up the word count a writer might ask? This is particularly important when a writer has a word count limit to deal with. This is when a good thesaurus is helpful.
For instance, portly, obese, plump give the reader a different visual than just using the word fat and they don’t add any extra words to the word count.
Lean, lanky and emancipated all work for versions of skinny. For action words such as walked, try using ambled, sauntered, stomped or skipped depending on the context of the story.