I have it, I have it bad. And I don't know what to do. Maybe it comes from beign a foreign speaker? I was always encouraged to use big words. I don't choke people, I suffocate them. Then I don't avoid the consequences, but circumvent them, unobstrusively. I'd hesitate to elaborate on the ramifications of this mannerism - but I need help. This style doesn't work any when you try to write let's say a child. My current problem exactely. How do I get back those fine compund verbs and small adjectives to put around nouns of preferrably 4-5 letters? Looking up alternatives with my leo.dict helps but it is no real solution. Help?