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Hi tsr,

does anybody have some really good words to use for a GCSE english descriptive writing. Those words that are to do with taste, smell, touch and just general descriptive words.

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Erotic.

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this is stupid because we need context.
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'Aqueous' is a nice one. It's to describe fluidity. Just rolls of the tongue, dunnit?
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See urbandictionary: word of the day.

There's plenty of good ones.
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(Original post by spacepirate-James)
this is stupid because we need context.
Sorry about the ambiguity. Hmm I am just thinking generally because the exam is on a random topic, i.e 'you are stuck on a bus because of road works..describe the scene'..etc, i would just like to know good words which could describe a woman or something that could be used in any context.

Also, does anybody know where the large majority of marks are awarded for these tasks?
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There aren't many catch-all words and phrases that you can just slot in anywhere; and if you can find some, it's likely you'll overuse them. Your best bet is to read a lot of literature which uses a wide range of vocabulary, and then look up and remember any interesting words you find.
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If you can use captivating words to complement your writing, do so. However, if you misuse them (or even overuse them) they quickly start to detract from what you're writing. Stick to what you know best; good technique with more familiar vocabulary is rewarded.

Since you asked for some words, here are some of my favourites:
Acrid, soporific, peevish, grime, ripple, cacophony, baleful, clamour.
Combined with plenty of onomatopoeia, naturally.
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Transcendent.
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Big
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(Original post by Extricated)
i would just like to know good words which could be used in any context.
but the problem with writing is that the english language is so varied...every word has its own contextual use. loquacious and chatty both kinda mean talkative but you wouldn't want to describe yourself as loquacious...(not only because it sounds pretentious).

SECONDLY, long words rarely help writing because of three reasons: 1) they're usually used wrong 2) they can sound as if you're trying too hard 3) no one really uses really long words, because they break often break the description/flow of the piece.

don't focus on the words, but rather the overall description. make it simple but evocative, using similes and metaphors etc...
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Aromatic, acrid, ect
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Parsimonious? Erm, inchorrent and frivolous...
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it's called a dictionary dear. i suggest you buy one. alternatively use the internet.
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it's called a dictionary dear. i suggest you buy one. alternatively use the internet.
A thesourus Would be better, if he wants to find alternative words.
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Do you not have a vocabulary lol?
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(Original post by extricated)
hi tsr,

does anybody have some really good words to use for a gcse english descriptive writing. Those words that are to do with taste, smell, touch and just general descriptive words.

Thanks
u wont be able to taste, see, hear, touch or smell wen i kill u :e
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it's called a dictionary dear. i suggest you buy one. alternatively use the internet.
You mean a thesaurus dear.
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good, big, small, strong, nice, LARGE, round, bumpy, SMOOTH, weak, long, THIN, spirally

the ones in CAPS are my personal favourites. good luck!
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You mean a thesaurus dear.
No, i don't. If you want words in the first place, you need a dictionary, dear.

If you want to find synonyms of those words once you have expanded your vocabulary, you need a thesaurus, dear.

I have done GCSE english, and I did do well. I know the difference between a dictionary and a thesaurus thanks, dear.
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