It happens frequently that the word which one thinks of first does not express the exact shade of thought one desires to express and some other word of similar meaning is necessary. For this reason there is, for those who want to write and speak with precision and effectiveness, an important use for collections of synonyms
Putnam's Word Book A practical aid in expressing ideas through the use of an exact and varied vocabulary
BY Louis a. Flemming, 1913 (via wood s lot)
cocoa, n. Associated word: theobromine.
cock and bull story. canard.
cricket, n. Associated words: stridulate, stridulation, stridulator, stridulatory, stridulous
missile, n. projectile, dejectile.
old-fashioned word. archaism.
old iron, glass, etc. junk.
vest, n. waistcoat.
vest, v. invest
automobile, n. motor car, autocar, motor. Associated words: garage, tonneau, carburetter, chassis, automobilist, chauffeur, mechanician
birth rate. Natality