…. Word choice is crucial. EVERY verb should be analyzed to make sure it is the correct verb to use. (Perfectly chosen verbs won’t need those pesky adverbs.) EVERY phrase — the correctly chosen words will do the most work in the fewest words.
Christina M. Ward
Adverbs just water down a sentence in prose or fiction most times, but they are tempting to use, rather than to use strong verbs and nouns.