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Word Booster: Words That Change the World

By Sophie Nadel, Writer’s Tips Editor


I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “The pen is mightier than the sword.” The phrase rings true. Writing is a historically successful method for changing the world. The sword can be used to fight and alter the world by force, but the pen is more effective in convincing people to improve the world willingly. Writing is a powerful tool, and with the right words, you might have the chance to change the world, too.

Amity: (noun) a feeling of friendship
After apologizing to one another, the siblings shared a feeling of amity.

Aspiration: (noun) a strong desire to achieve something
It’s a wonderful feeling to reach your aspiration after working towards it for years.

Collaborate: (verb) to work with others
When Mark and Leo collaborated on their science project, the work went by very quickly.

Impact: (noun) a strong effect
Cameran was determined to make an impact in her society, so she started writing stories about common problems within her community.

Persuasion: (noun) the act of convincing
Often, logical argument is the most effective method of persuasion.

Revolutionize: (verb) to change greatly or completely
This new pie recipe is so delicious, it might revolutionize the way pastry chefs bake pies!

(Definitions from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)