Over at our sister site Synonymuse, subtitled The Writer’s Thesaurus, we are embarking on the new and exciting project of unearthing the weird and wonderful histories of commonly used words. We’re also offering other resources, such as synonyms for popular words.

So if you’d like to learn about the surprising history of the word virus, or how the term gaslighting came about, or you want to learn what the origin of pandemonium has to do with a classic work of literature, Synonymuse is the site for you.

The mission of Synonymuse is to provide a comprehensive and handy guide to the best synonyms and antonyms for all kinds of words which a writer might need to use. Rather than simply listing the words without context or explanation, we delve into the meanings of the words, exploring their curious origins and histories, in order to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice and choose the right word you need for a particular situation, whether it’s a speech, an essay, a novel, or some other piece of writing. For this reason, Synonymuse is very much the writer’s thesaurus.