diction, explain - print wordy sentences; thesaurus for dictionSyntaxdiction [-ml] [-mm] [-n] [-f pfile] file...
The command finds all sentences in a document that contain phrases from
a data base of bad or wordy diction. Each phrase is bracketed with [
]. Because runs before looking at the text, formatting header files
should be included as part of the input.
The command is an interactive thesaurus for the phrases found by dic‐
Options-mm Overrides default macro package -ms.
-ml Causes deroff to skip lists.
-fpfile Specifies pattern file in addition to default file.
Note that you can specify the -n flag to suppress
the default file.
Use of non-standard formatting macros may cause incorrect sentence