These are certain unoriginal verbs that I've found roll off the tongue a little too easily.
Silence is "lapsed" into.
A chill wind "bites".
A fire "rages", and the house is "gutted" afterwards.
A wound or a lovesick heart "throbs". Odd that they both do. I'm sure there's a connection there.
The sun "swelters".
A minion "snivels".
Tension "builds" before it "breaks", or if you're really fancy, "snaps".
They're good ones to avoid, or better, avert with a different turn of phrase. Maybe you could say the chill wind bit with a vehemence not normally attributed to chill winds. Or like a million genetically engineered bed bugs.
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2 years ago