Quote of the Day: Stephen King tells Roget to beat it
Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Actually, I can think of one exception to this rule. I generally don’t pluck words I don’t know out of a thesaurus unless I’m trying to be funny, but if a word is on the tip of my tongue and I can’t for the life of me think what it is, the thesaurus is a good way to find it.