Skidmore Guide to Writing Index
"Hopefully, we'll go to the dance."
Does this mean "We hope we'll go to the dance" or "We'll go to the dance in a hopeful frame of mind?" Overuse of adverbs lends a gee-whiz quality to the prose. Here's a list of some adjectives and adverbs that are used so often their meaning has been diluted:
Look them up if you're tempted to use them, and make sure they say what you mean them to say.