using vocabulary

A university education is all about learning new words; specifically the precise meaning of conceptual vocabulary. A good writer, however, ought to be able to choose what the French novelist Gustave Flaubert liked to call “le mot juste“; that is, precisely the “right” word to create precisely the right effect in a reader’s mind. These resources will help you begin to expand your academic and writerly vocabulary.

The Academic Word List (AWL) – You should already know this!
Dictionaries and Thesauri

Collocations Research