U is for Umbrage
Definition: An overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion.
Synonyms: affront, aggravation, annoyance, exception, irritation, pique
Debbie hesitated before offering her opinion, fearing they would take umbrage at her criticism.
A high percentage of the people living in industrialized nations are literate, but only a small percentage of them attempt to make a living by writing. Of those that attempt to become serious writers, only a fraction of them succeed. There are several things that can be done to improve the quality of one’s writing. One of them is increasing your vocabulary. There is a lot of power in words.