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Vivid words used to replace COMMON ones

twist to CHANGE or cause to change for the worse in character, meaning, etc. SAY
scarf to EAT (slang)
ruminate 1. to chew the cud 2. to meditate or muse; ponder. EAT
masticate to chew EAT
gnaw 1. to depress the hope, courage, or spirits of; discourage. SADDEN 2.to bite or chew on, especially persistently. EAT
gorge to swallow, especially greedily; to stuff with food EAT
devour to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously. EAT
influence to exercise influence on; affect; sway CHANGE, GET
seize to take HOLD of suddenly or forcibly; grasp: 2. to grasp mentally; understand clearly and completely
solicit to seek for (something) by entreaty, earnest or respectful request, formal application, etc. 2. to seek to influence or incite to action; to petition INTEREST
lure to attract, entice, or tempt; allure. INTEREST
vacillate to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute; to oscillate or fluctuate. CHANGE; SAY
charm 1. possessing a power of pleasing or attracting, as through personality or beauty; to delight or please greatly by beauty, attractiveness,  etc.; enchant 2. to endow with or protect by supernatural powers. INTEREST
captivate to attract and hold the attention or interest of, as by beauty or excellence; enchant INTEREST
allure to attract or tempt by something flattering or desirable; to fascinate; charm. INTEREST
abominable repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome. BAD
petite SMALL, delicate, and dainty
bolt a sudden dash, run, flight, or escape. RUN
scamper 1. to RUN or go hastily or quickly. 2. to run playfully about, as a child.
plod to WALK heavily or move laboriously; trudge: 2. to proceed in a tediously slow manner.
trek to travel or migrate, especially slowly or with difficulty. WALK
phenomenal highly extraordinary or extraordinary; exceptional. GOOD
dishearten to depress the hope, courage, or spirits of; discourage. SADDEN
dejected depressed in spirits; disheartened; low-spirited: SADDEN
wretched very unfortunate in condition or circumstances; miserable; pitiable; worthless, despicable, contemptible, or mean. BAD
forlorn desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance; lonely and SAD
woebegone affected by distress, affliction, or trouble, especially in appearance. SAD
saunter to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll.
swagger to WALK or strut with a defiant or insolent (boldly rude) air.
meander to wander aimlessly; ramble. WALK
amble to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter WALK
tedious long and tiresome. SLOW
stagnant inactive, sluggish, or dull. SLOW
jubilant showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant HAPPY
jovial endowed with or characterized by a hearty, joyous humor or a spirit of good-fellowship: HAPPY
blissful full of, abounding in, enjoying, or conferring bliss. HAPPY
ecstatic in a trance-like state of great rapture or delight HAPPY
expeditious characterized by promptness; quick FAST
gargantuan gigantic; enormous; colossal BIG
sniffle to draw air through the nose in short, audible inhalations repeatedly, as from a head cold or in repressing tears CRY
sob to weep with a convulsive catching of the breath. CRY
bawl loud CRYing or weeping.
whine a feeble, peevish complaint. CRY, SAD, SAID
moan a prolonged, low, inarticulate sound uttered from or as if from physical or mental suffering. CRY, SAD, SAID
weep to express grief, sorrow, or any overpowering emotion by shedding tears; shed tears; CRY
howl to utter a similar cry in distress, pain, rage, etc.; wail. CRY
blubber an act of weeping noisily and without restraint. CRY
wail to utter a prolonged, inarticulate, mournful CRY, usually high-pitched or clear-sounding; to lament or mourn bitterly.
whimper to CRY with low, plaintive, broken sounds.
rant to speak or declaim extravagantly or violently; talk in a wild or vehement way; rave SAY
plea to make an appeal or strong request SAY
nag to annoy by persistent faultfinding, complaints, or demands. SAY
mutter to utter words indistinctly or in a low tone, often as if talking to oneself; murmur. SAY
mumble to speak in a low indistinct manner, almost to an unintelligible extent; mutter. SAY
sputter to utter or spit out words or sounds explosively or incoherently, as when angry or flustered. SAY SAY
lecture to rebuke or reprimand at some length SAY
instruct to furnish with knowledge, especially by a systematic method; teach; train; educate. SAY
grunt to grumble, as in discontent; to express something gruffly SAY
express to put (thought) into words; utter or state: to set forth the opinions, feelings, etc. SAY
urge to move to some action: to induce or persuade SAY
twist a decisive change of direction, aim, meaning, or character SAY; CHANGE
utter to give audible expression to; speak or pronounce SAY
babble to utter sounds or words imperfectly, indistinctly, or without meaning. 2. to talk idly, irrationally, excessively, or foolishly; chatter or prattle. SAY
bubble to speak, move, issue forth, or exist in a lively, sparkling manner; exude cheer. SAY
drone to speak in a monotonous tone. SAY
direct to manage or guide by advice, helpful information SAY
profess to affirm or announce (something, such as faith) SAY
vow to promise solemnly SAY
snap to speak (words) sharply or abruptly SAY
chortle to chuckle gleefully. LAUGH
guffaw to laugh loudly and boisterously. LAUGH
titter to laugh in a restrained, self-conscious, or affected way, as from nervousness or in ill-suppressed amusement. LAUGH
cackle 1. to laugh in a shrill, broken manner. LAUGH 2. to chatter noisily; prattle. SAY
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