... as in words and expression you find yourself automatically drawn to when the situation arises in your writing. I have to be very concious when talking about a character 'picking' up an item, as I am automatically drawn to the word 'grabbed'. 'He grabbed this, he grabbed that...' always 'grabbed'. The other one is 'drained'. My character never 'empties' his glass of whatever, or simply 'drinks' it... he always 'drains his glass'. I'm sure there's other, which worryingly I'm yet to notice.