Speak and write with confidence.

To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (adjective) portentous

Synonyms: overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous, grandiloquent Definition: puffed up with vanity Usage: a grandiloquent and boastful manner; overblown oratory; a pompous speech; pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey- Newsweek

Hypernyms: pretentious Definition: making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction Usage: a pretentious country house; a pretentious fraud; a pretentious scholarly edition

Synonyms: foreboding, fateful, portentous Definition: ominously prophetic

Hypernyms: prophetic, prophetical Definition: foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention Usage: prophetic writings; prophetic powers; words that proved prophetic

Synonyms: prodigious, portentous Definition: of momentous or ominous significance Usage: such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity- Herman Melville; a prodigious vision

Hypernyms: important, significant Definition: important in effect or meaning Usage: a significant change in tax laws; a significant change in the Constitution; a significant contribution; significant details; statistically significant