My brother Norman says that I overuse the word "egregious". I defend myself by saying, "Well, some things ARE just egregious; no other word suffices!"
Do you remember in The Princess Bride when Inigo tells Vizzini, "You keep using that word; I do not think it means what you think it means"?
The word was "inconceivable".
Sometimes I feel that way about people using words; I think that they don't know the meanings of the words.
I compiled a list of overused words:
I especially enjoyed the article from The Seattle Times about "banished words and phrases". I agree that they should be banished.
CLICK HERE to read the article.