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TIME, ORDER, SEQUENCE, words to help you with your writing

I first posted this list back in 2010. To date it has received more hits than any of my other list. So I decided it was time to re-posting it now for my newer visitors. I hope you find it as useful as the thousands who have used it in the past.

The following is a list of words and/or phrases that will help you to indicate TIME, ORDER, SEQUENCE in your writing.
The Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary describes indicate time, order, sequence as “…measurable period…arrange…connected series…”
The Synonym Finder, by J. I. Rodale definition for indicate time, order, sequence, “…chronology, duration…grouping, sort…succession, continuation…”

Abruptly After After a few days
After a long time After a short time After a while
After that Afterward All at once
All of the time All the while Always
As long as As soon as At first
At last At length At present
At that time At the beginning At the end
At that onset At the same time At this moment
At times Before Begin
By now Commence Commencing
Concurrently Consequently Continually
Currently Cyclically Directly
During Earlier Embark
Eventually Every time Final
Finally First Following
Following that Former Formerly
Frequently From this point Generally
Gradual Henceforth Hereafter
Heretofore Immediately In an instant
In awhile In conclusion In the end
In the first place In the future In the last place
In the meantime In the past In the second place
In turn In frequently Initial
Instantly Instantaneously Intermittent
Just then Last Last of all
Lastly Later Later on
Later that day Little by little Meanwhile
Momentarily Never Next
Not at all Not long after Not long ago
Now Occasionally Of late
Often Often time On the next occasion
Once Once upon a time Past
Periodically Preceding Present
Presently Previously Prior to
Promptly Quick Rarely
Recently Repeatedly Right after
Right away Second Seldom
Sequentially Shorty Simultaneously
Slow So far Some of the time
Some time Soon Soon after
Soon afterward Sporadically Starting with
Subsequently Suddenly Temporary
The latter The next The final
Then Thereafter This instant
Third To begin with To conclude
To finish Today Tomorrow
Twice Uncommon Ultimately
Until Until now Usually
When While Yesterday
Yet

Important Infrequently Used Words To Know

I love this list. So many words that need to be repeated! LOL

Just English

Paul V. Hartman

(The Capitalized syllable gets the emphasis)

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alacrity       a-LACK-ra-tee      cheerful willingness and promptness
anathema       a-NATH-a-ma      a thing or person cursed, banned, or reviled
anodyne       AN-a-dine      not likely to cause offence or disagreement and somewhat dull//anything that sooths or comforts
aphorism      AFF-oar-ism      a short, witty saying or concise principle
apostate       ah-POSS-tate       (also:  apostasy)      person who has left the fold or deserted the faith.
arrogate      ARROW-gate      to make an unreasonable claim
atavistic     at-a-VIS-tic      reverting to a primitive type
avuncular      a-VUNC-you-lar      “like an uncle”; benevolent

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HEALTH RELATED WORD LIST

This list is in honor of my son, who has Multiple Sclerosis. The list consist of frequently used health related words. In no way is this list comprehensive. Many of these words can be used in fiction and non-fiction writing work.

For those looking for professional medical terms check out an online medical dictionary. I like Web MD, http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/common-topics/default.htm.

ABDOMEN
ABRASION
ABSCESS
ACHE
ACUTE
ALLERGIES
AMBULATORY
ANOREXIA
ANTIBODIES
ANTIBIOTIC
ARRYTHMIA
ASTHMA
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
BACTERIA
BANDAGE
BIOPSY
BLOOD
BODY
BONE
BRAIN
BRONCHIA
BRUISE
BULIMIA
CATHETER
CAESARIAN SECTION
CALORIE
CANCER
CARBOHYDRATE
CARDIOVASCULAR
CARTILAGE
CATHETER
CATHETER
CHECKUP
CHEST
CHOLESTEROL
CHRONIC
COLD
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
COMPRESSION
CONGESTION
CONSCIOUS
CONTAGIOUS
COUGH
CURE
CUT
DEHYDRATION
DENTIST
DIET
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
DISEASE
DISORDER
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)
DOCTOR
DYSPNEA
EMBOLISM
ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
ESOPHAGUS
EXACERBATION
EXTRMITIES
FATIGUE
FIBRILLATION
FLU
FUNGUS
GANGRENE
GASTOINTESTINAL
GENERAL PRACTIONER
GLAND
HEART
HEMATOMA
HORMONE
HOSPITAL
HYPERGLYCEMIA
HYPERTENSION
HYPOGLYCEMIA
HYPOTENSION
ILL
IMMUNE SYSTEM
IMMUNITY
INFECTION
INFLAMMATION
INFECTIOUS
INJECTION
INJURY
INTERAVENOUS
IRRIGATE
ISCHEMIA
JAUNDICE
JOINT
LASERATION
LIGAMENT
LUMBAR
LUNG
LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
LYMPHNIOD
MALIGNANT
MALNUTRITION
MEDICATION
MEDICINE
METABOLIC
METABOLISM
MICROBE
MICROORGANISM
MUCUS
MUSCULAR SYSTEM
MUSCLE
NEUROPATHIC PAIN
NEUROPATHY
NEUROVASCULAR
NERVOUS SYSTEM
NONIVASIVE
NURSE
NUTRITION
OBESITY
OPERATION
PAIN
PALLIATIVE
PATHOGEN
PATIENT
POLYMYOSITIS
PRESCRIPTION
PROTEIN
PROTOZA
PSYCHIATRY
PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCHOTHERAPY
REFLEX
REFLUX
REMISSION
REPRODUTION SYSTEM
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
SICK
SKELETAL SYSTEM
SKELETON
SPASM
SPECIALIST
SPINAL CORD
STIMULUS
STRESS
SURGEON
SURGERY
SYCOPE
SYNDROME
TEMPERATURE
TENDON
THORACIC
TISSUE
TOOTH
TRAUMA
TRANQUILIZER
ULTRASOUND
VACCINATION
VACCINE
VASCULAR SYSTEM
VEIN
VERTIGO
VIRUS
VOMIT
WOUND

COLORS AND THEIR DISCRIPTIONS

Here’s a new list of words to help with your fiction and non-fiction writing, for school or work.

Listed below are colors often used to describe an object. This list is not about different ways to say a color, but rather each color broken down to its basic hue.

BASIC COLOR WORDS
Black Brown gray
Orange Purple Red
Yellow Blue Green
Pink Silver White

COLORS –DISCRIBED
Apricot pale yellow orange
Aquamarine greenish blue
Auburn reddish brown
Azure deep blue hue
Beige very pale brown
Bronze deep yellowish brown
Canary very bright yellow
Champagne pale brownish gold
Cherry deep vivid red
Chestnut deep reddish brown
Copper reddish brown
Coral deep pinkish orange
Cream color off-white yellow tinge
Crimson deep rich purplish red
Ebony black tinged with olive
Emerald bright green
Fawn pale yellowish brown
Indigo deep purplish blue
Ivory creamy white
Khaki creamy light brown
Lavender pale purple
Lilac pale pinkish purple
Magenta brilliant purplish pink
Mahogany dark reddish brown
Maroon brown with a deep purplish-red tinge
Mauve pale purple with a blur or pink tinge
Navy deep dark blue
Olive deep yellowish green
Peach creamy yellowish orange
Pearl pale grey-white tinged with blue
Periwinkle pale bluish purple
Plum dark reddish purple
Ruby deep intense purple tinged with red
Rust reddish brown
Sable very dark grayish black
Sage grayish green
Salmon pale orange pink
Sapphire brilliant blue
Scarlet bright orange tinged red
Slate dark gray
Tangerine bright orange
Taupe brown gray

The Human Body word list

This list contains words for body parts or words and phrases using body part association, or had the body part in the word or phrase itself.

ARM
Armband Armchair Armful
Armhole Armlet Armpit
Armrest Arm’s length Arm-twisting
Arm wrestling
BLOOD
Blood bank Bloodbath Blood brother
Blood cell Blood count Blood donor
Blooded Blood feud Bloodhound
Bloodshed Bloodshot Bloodstone
Bloodstream Bloodsucker Blood sugar
Blood test Bloodthirsty Blood-typing
Blood vessel Bloody Bloody-minded
Cold-blooded Hot-blooded Warm-blooded
BRAIN
Brainchild Brain drain Brainless
Brainpower Brain stem Brainstorm
Brain trust Brainwash Brain wave
Brainy
BROW
Browbeat Browed Eyebrow
Highbrow Lowbrow
EAR
Earache Ear clip Eardrop
Eardrum Eared Earflap
Earful Earlobe Ear lock
Earmuff Earring In one ear (out the other)
EYE
Eye bank Eye bar Eye bright
Eye chart Eye contact Eyecup
Eye lens Eye of the needle Eye opener
Eye shadow Eye train Eyeball
Eyebolt Eyebrow Eye-catching
Eyed Eyedropper Eyeglasses
Eyehole Eyelash Eyelet
Eyelid Eyeliner Eyepiece
Eyes opened Eyeshade Eyesight
Eyestrain Eyewitness Starry-eyed
FACE
Barefaced Face cloth Face-lift
Facemask Face sown Face value
Faceless Face-off Faceplate
Face-saver Face-to-face Facing
FINGER
Finger food Finger hold Finger hole
Finger picking Finger pointing Finger spelling
Fingered Fingering Fingernail
Finger-paint Fingerprint Fingertip
FOOT
Barefoot Foot and mouth disease Foot fault
Foot race Foot soldier Footage
Football Footbath Footboard
Footbridge Footcloth Footed
Footfall Footgear Foothill
Foothold Footing Footlights
Footlocker Footloose Footnote
Footpad Footpath Footprint
Footrace Footsie Footsore
Footstep Footstone Footstool
Footwear Footwork
HAND
Backhand Hand basket Hand list
Hand off Hand over Hand press
Hand puppet Handbag Handball
Hand-blown Handbook Handbrake
Handcar Handcart Handclasp
Handcraft Handcuff Handheld
Handhold Handiwork Handmaiden
Hand-me-down Handpick Handprint
Handsaw Handset Handshake
Handsome Handspring Handstand
Hand-woven Handwriting Handy
HEART
Downhearted Heart disease Heart failure
Heart free Heart rendering Heart whole
Heartache Heartbeat Heartbreak
Heartburn Heartfelt Heartland
Heartless Heartsick Heartstring
Heartthrob Heart-to-heart Heartwarming
NOSE
Nose guard Nose job Noseband
Nosebleed Nosedive Nosepiece
Nose-ring Nosey Nosing
TOE
Toe dance Toe shoe Toecap
Toehold Toenail
WAIST
Waistband Waistcoat Waistline
Waist pack
WRIST
Wristband Wristlet Wristlock
Wristwatch

SAID part 4

This is the last of the words to replace SAID in your writing.
Sorry for the long delay in posting this list. It seems I lost my word lists. No clue how, but all my Word List files went poof. So I have slowly, (and I do mean slowly) been rebuilding them.
In the coming weeks watch for my next list of words This one will be the BASIC words for the human body. I’m still working on the other topics. Can’t wait to post them for you.

Have fun writing–DeAnn.

Quarreled Queried Questioned
Quibbled Quipped Quizzed
Quoted
Raggedly Railed Rallied
Rambled Ranted Rapped
Rasped Rattled on Raved
Reaffirmed Reasoned Reassured
Rebuffed Rebutted Recapitulated
Reciprocated Recited Recommended
Recounted Reechoed Reeled off
Referred Reflected Refused
Refuted Regretted Rehearsed
Reiterated Rejoiced Rejoined
Related Relented Remarked
Reminded Remonstrated Renounced
Repeated Repented Rephrased
Replied Reported Retracted
Returned Revealed Reviewed
Rhapsodized Ridiculed Roared
Ruled Rumored
Sanctioned Sang Scoffed
Scolded Scowled Screamed
Screeched Scrutinized Seconded
Shouted Shrieked Sighed
Slandered Slobbered Slurred
Smile Snapped Snarled
Sneered Sniggered Sniveled
Snorted Snuffled Sobbed
Softly Solicited Soliloquized
Specified Speculated Spewed
Spieled off Spoke Spouted
Sputtered Squawked Squeaked
Squealed Squelched Stammered
Stated Stipulated Stormed
Stressed Stumbled Stuttered
Submitted Suggested Summoned
Supposed Swore
Talked Tattled Taunted
Teased Tee-heed Testified
Thought Threatened Thundered
Tittered Told Transmitted
Trumpeted Twitted Twittered
Understated Upbraided Urged
Uttered
Vended Vented Ventriloquized
Ventured Verbalized Vociferated
Voiced Volunteered Vouchsafed
Vowed
Wackety-yakked Wailed Warbled
Warned Went on Wept
Wheezed Whiffled Whimpered
Whined Whispered Whistled
Whooped Wished Wondered
Worded Wrangled
Yakked Yapped Yawned
Yawped Yelled Yelped
Yielded

SAID–part 3

This is part 3 of the words list to take the place of SAID in your writing. We only have 179 more words to go in this list. Have fun.

faked faltered feared
figured flirted flouted
formulated foretold fumed
gabbed gasped giggled
gloated gossiped granted
greeted grieved grilled
grinned groaned groped
groveled growled grumbled
grunted gushed
haggled hailed harangued
harped hedged held
hemmed hesitated hinted
hissed hollered hoped
howled hummed humphed
imagined imitated imparted
implied implored improvised
impugned indicated inferred
informed injected inquired
insinuated insisted instructed
insulted interceded interjected
interpolated interposed interrogated
interrupted intimated intonated
intoned introduced invoked
jabbered jeered jested
jibed joked judged
justified
lamented lashed out laughed
lied lisped listed
maintained mandated mediated
mentioned mimed mimicked
minced misconstrued misquoted
misstated moaned mocked
moralized mouthed mulled over
murmured mused muttered
negated nagged narrated
needled negotiated noted
notified
objected observed opined
opposed orated ordered
overstated
panted pantomimed paraphrased
parleyed parroted peeped
persisted persuaded petitioned
piped up pleaded pled
pledged pointed out pondered
posited praised prated
prattled prayed predicted
preached pried probed
proceeded proclaimed professed
prompted pronounced prophesied
proposed propounded protested
proved publicized pursued