by G. Kim Blank (June 2012)
Too many: an abundance, a multitude, a myriad, a legion, a slew; stacks, scads, scores, hordes, loads, droves, masses, oodles; a plethora, a profusion, an excess, an oversupply, a superabundance, a surfeit, a glut; more than you can shake a stick at.
Too many English words, that is—with many of them capable of saying the same thing differently. Our language at times seems synonym-obsessive—or compulsive—or both. more>>>
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