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Is 'good' a good enough word?

This week, Word Wednesday's misused word is brought to you by the word "good."  Is good really a good word to use?  It's really not so good.  Good is not very descriptive, is it? "That's a good idea." "He is a good pianist." "She did a good job." If these sentences were about you, wouldn't you rather hear: "That's an inspired idea." "He was an accomplished pianist." "She did an exceptional job." For that matter, wouldn't you much rather know why your idea was inspired, you are accomplished and did an exceptional job?  The devil isn't the only one in the details.  A compliment is so much more meaningful when the receiver knows why you think he's good.  A persuasive...

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