We all have them – the list of words that we use too much, the ones that agents and seasoned authors tell us to use sparingly. I call it my kill list. I don’t worry about them my first run through; simply write the manuscript however it flows. It isn’t until the third or forth read through, when I am happy with the content and ready to tweak the grammar, that I employ my kill list. Even in final form, you will find a splattering of these words in my manuscripts -- I don't delete them all, just make an effort not use them as useless fillers. Here is my kill List. Have I forgotten any?
Just (This on is my favorite and my most common offender!)