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WordUse insteadComments
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aboveReferring to a previous word, sentence, paragraph, idea, etc. Do not make the reader go back.
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African Americanblack
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analyzediscuss, examine
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and/orSlash the slash.
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any time soonsoon
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approximatelyabout
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assistancehelp
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at the present timenow
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attempttry
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bottom line (the)
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caring
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cognizantaware
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come up withsuggest, originate, produce
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community
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compriseinclude, consist of
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conceptidea, notion, thought
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crisis
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critiquecriticize, read critically, to comment on
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cutbackscuts
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dataData is the plural of datum.
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demonstrateshow
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dialoguetalk
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due toClumsy, vague; rearrange the sentence.
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due to the fact thatbecause
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elevatelift
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establishset up
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existence of (the)
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exitway out
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expenditurespending
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facilitateease
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facilityplant
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fact that (the)that
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finalize
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followingafter
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for convenience
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for freefree
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for the purpose offor
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formerReferring to a previous word, sentence, paragraph, idea, etc. Do not make the reader go back.
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fortunatelyWeak, cheap.
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functionDo not use it to mean "role".
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giftpresent
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global
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governancegovernment
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gravy train
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green light
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guesstimateguess
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hencethus
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highly visibleconspicuous
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high-profileconspicuous
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hopefullyDoes not mean "I hope" but "full of hope".
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howeverbut
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hypothesizesuppose, expect
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I might add
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implementReplace with
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in terms ofClumsy, vague; rearrange the sentence.
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indeed
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individualman or woman
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initialfirst
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interbetween
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interestingWeak, cheap.
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interestinglyWeak, cheap.
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interface
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intrawithin
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is, are
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it is interesting to note
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it should be pointed out
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it's a big if
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key
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kind ofVague.
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lack the ability tocannot
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latterReferring to a previous word, sentence, paragraph, idea, etc. Do not make the reader go back.
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leverage
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lifestyleway of life
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likeNever use it as a conjunction, like I do.
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likes of (the)
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locatefind
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major
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major players
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make-or-break
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manufacturemake
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marathon
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massive
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meaningful
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mediapress and television
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moreover
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numerousmany
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oil-rich
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one thing is certain
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oughtDon't lecture your readers too much.
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panacea
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paradigm
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parameter
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participatetake part
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peercolleague
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per capitaper person
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perceptions
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permitlet
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personspeople
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point in time (this)
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