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    In need of a word.

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Alesia, Sep 2, 2013.

    Is slumped the word I want to use here. Slumped implies slouching or drooping, falling, sinking heavily. The effect I want is walking over there with kind of a "oh man, screw this, I'm not walking in this crap" kind of attitude.
     
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    I miss your old avatar, Alesia. It was one of my favorites.

    "Slumped" is passive. And it is not a verb that says what I think you are trying to say. I suggest a thesaurus.
     
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    "Slouch" was good enough for Yeats: "What rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?"

    Failing that, I'd go for "shamble" or maybe "trudge." Maybe "plod," as well.
     
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    Ahh yes. Trudged. That's what I was going for. Stupid foggy brain.
    Wow lol. I didn't know anyone actually paid attention to the poker face :D
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    There was something beautiful about the simplicity, I can't explain it.
     
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    i don't see how 'slumped' is passive... but it certainly wouldn't fit in that context...
     
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    A thing slumps, be it a person or an object. But slumping is not a verb that suggests to me the act of changing locations like moving to a bar.
     
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    I see slump/ed as stationary e.g. slumped in a chair, slumped over the bar. You say 'slumped over to' as on the move.
     
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    I was going to go with schlepped, but in the "voice" of my novel, it's not really a word the MC would use.
     
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    I like plod, I think you should go with that.
     
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    trudge
     
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    Try this.

    http://www.visualthesaurus.com/

    I use it all the time. It's going to ask you to sign up or pay to use it further, but I just refresh and look up a new word.
     
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    Looks interesting but I just tried "giant" and it only gave me creatures, not words for size. So is it limited to nouns? Perhaps there was another cue I should have added?

    I tried it for large and got a different result but without paying or signing up for the 2 week trial, half the answers are covered up.
     

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