Verbs

Back when I was still an undergrad, in the far distant past of 2013, I had a professor who wanted everybody in the class to make a list of 100 verbs. Since then I have continued to add to the list. The total count is now somewhere around 300, and counting. I have found that, not only is it good to go back and add to the list, but to drop different words from the list into my writing if I find I have been using the same verbs over and over again.

Here is a copy of the list as it stands. I always appreciate the addition of new verbs, so feel free to type some out for me if you so desire.

  1. Strike
  2. Pummel
  3. Hit
  4. Spy
  5. See
  6. Steal
  7. Squeeze
  8. Borrow
  9. Pilfer
  10. Swipe
  11. Mix
  12. Trick
  13. Snipe
  14. Tease
  15. Pound
  16. Drive
  17. Screech
  18. Rescue
  19. Return
  20. Abstain
  21. Advance
  22. Punish
  23. Promise
  24. Slice
  25. Dice
  26. Mix
  27. Deny
  28. Vow
  29. Annex
  30. Write
  31. Destroy
  32. Decimate
  33. Evaporate
  34. Vaporize
  35. Sin
  36. Murder
  37. Beat
  38. Slit
  39. Open
  40. Close
  41. Hear
  42. See
  43. Smell
  44. Taste
  45. Touch
  46. View
  47. Live
  48. Die
  49. Kill
  50. Hurt
  51. Slap
  52. Punch
  53. Annihilate
  54. Report
  55. Receive
  56. Give
  57. Trick
  58. Forge
  59. Invent
  60. Create
  61. Proselytize
  62. Find
  63. Want
  64. Desire
  65. Teach
  66. Learn
  67. Help
  68. Evolve
  69. Generate
  70. Found
  71. Begin
  72. Observe
  73. Leer
  74. Pontificate
  75. Speak
  76. Blather
  77. Carouse
  78. Swim
  79. Jump
  80. Leap
  81. Revolve
  82. Barter
  83. Sell
  84. Haggle
  85. Charm
  86. Seduce
  87. Influence
  88. Contort
  89. Twist
  90. Bend
  91. Lie
  92. Deceive
  93. Falsify
  94. Forge
  95. Encode
  96. Decode
  97. Climb
  98. Spin
  99. Command
  100. Scale
  101. Abseil
  102. Gamble
  103. Bet
  104. Demolish
  105. Explode
  106. Dodge
  107. Avoid
  108. Duck
  109. Drive
  110. Steer
  111. Pilot
  112. Fly
  113. Lunge
  114. Stab
  115. Pirouette
  116. Evaluate
  117. Codify
  118. Shoot
  119. Inquire
  120. Question
  121. Interrogate
  122. Intimidate
  123. Threaten
  124. Invoke
  125. Summon
  126. Bind
  127. Read
  128. Chat
  129. Add
  130. Subtract
  131. Divide
  132. Multiply
  133. Reason
  134. Heal
  135. Defend
  136. Navigate
  137. Discover
  138. Travel
  139. Journey
  140. Perform
  141. Dance
  142. Sing
  143. Play
  144. Recreate
  145. Scrutinize
  146. Secure
  147. Secret
  148. Find
  149. Shadow
  150. Move
  151. Whisper
  152. Survive
  153. Use
  154. Track
  155. Run
  156. Sprint
  157. Hide
  158. Disguise
  159. Trade
  160. Conceal
  161. Wrangle
  162. Herd
  163. Tend
  164. Treat
  165. Wound
  166. Flog
  167. Spare
  168. Gain
  169. Develop
  170. Request
  171. Require
  172. Assist
  173. Commit
  174. Burn
  175. Immolate
  176. Pay
  177. Check
  178. Bill
  179. Charge
  180. Hunt
  181. Stalk
  182. Mesmerize
  183. Memorize
  184. Evacuate
  185. Concentrate
  186. Capitulate
  187. Capture
  188. Roleplay
  189. Play
  190. Focus
  191. Glimpse
  192. Sear
  193. Haunt
  194. Know
  195. Impose
  196. Use
  197. Grant
  198. Provide
  199. Fill
  200. Implant
  201. Fail
  202. Speculate
  203. Guess
  204. Think
  205. Ponder
  206. Gouge
  207. Assassinate
  208. Inhume
  209. Execute
  210. Eviscerate
  211. Contemplate
  212. Bathe
  213. Shower
  214. Cough
  215. Sneeze
  216. Call
  217. Recite
  218. Dictate
  219. Hypothesize
  220. Infer
  221. Conceive
  222. Fuck
  223. Make
  224. Bake
  225. Slake
  226. Drink
  227. Sip
  228. Suck
  229. Buck
  230. Rock
  231. Block
  232. Stock
  233. Shock
  234. Perceive
  235. Prostrate
  236. Kowtow
  237. Bow
  238. Grovel
  239. Huddle
  240. Cower
  241. Whimper
  242. Moan
  243. Squish
  244. Slither
  245. Slide
  246. Ride
  247. Rend
  248. Yell
  249. Scream
  250. Yodel
  251. Feast
  252. Feed
  253. Gorge
  254. Grant
  255. Deal
  256. Bargain
  257. Jostle
  258. Disembowel
  259. Grasp
  260. Download
  261. Install
  262. Listen
  263. Jam
  264. Spiel
  265. Spell
  266. Slot
  267. Mope
  268. Shuffle
  269. Tromp
  270. Tramp
  271. Relax
  272. Cross
  273. Discover
  274. Light
  275. Evade
  276. Chew
  277. Swallow
  278. Purchase
  279. Buy
  280. Clean
  281. Wash
  282. Jog
  283. Own
  284. Wave
  285. Swerve
  286. Serve
  287. Compose
  288. Mask
  289. Deviate
  290. Placate
  291. Surrender
  292. Pleasure
  293. Photograph
  294. Marshal
  295. Demand
  296. Evade
  297. Shun
  298. Claim
  299. Treat
  300. Judge
  301. Go
  302. Train
  303. Lead
  304. Enforce
  305. Stabilize
  306. Drill
  307. Teach
  308. Stand
  309. Shoulder

 

2 thoughts on “Verbs

  1. What a great idea! This post made me think of three things: 1. Posts can be edited, as you probably guessed. 2. Posts can be scheduled. The settings for that are just above the Publish button. When I was food blogging, I realized that although I tended to write in the evenings, most of my followers were morning people on the east coast. By scheduling my posts for 5 or 6am, they would show at the top of the Reader and get more likes. 3. Many bloggers have a few posts sitting behind the scenes as drafts for days they are stuck for ideas or just too busy to blog. In this way some bloggers seem to be total overachievers, even while vacationing. Actually, they are simply scheduling posts.

    Be happy.

    Louise

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