Name Overused Words Read the paragraph below. Notice the words that are red. Each of these words is an overused, descriptive word. Use the built in thesaurus in Microsoft Word to replace the words in red with a better word. Be sure to read your paragraph to yourself when you are finished to make sure it makes sense. Today I took my big dog for a long walk. My dog seemed happy to be outside. We passed a little kitten. My dog was happy when it saw the kitten. After we played with the kitten we went to the park. While at the park my dog swam in the cold water. He was sad when it was time to go home. My dog and I ran fast all the way to our house. My mom had a big glass of lemonade ready for me and a cold bowl of water for my dog.