intimidation

Before using a word in a sentence, make sure that you know exactly what it means. Otherwise, your message won’t be clear. Here’s an example:

“I nodded my head quickly, but with a little intimidation.”

Huh? Remember Winning through Intimidation, by Wayne Dyer? Could the writer mean that she sometimes wins through intimidation by nodding her head in a certain way?

Actually, she meant this:

“I nodded my head quickly, but I felt a little intimidated.”

Be kind to the English language. Get to know words before you use them.

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