For example when I used the word 'like' did I mean enjoy or similar to? Could some of those looks turn into gapes or stares or examinations? The answer was often yes.
Which sadly confirms my realization; I'm being lazy by using those words and, more importantly, I'm forgetting one of the very important lessons:
Use definite, concrete, specific language.
It takes a little longer, but I have a feeling that what I'm doing now, this search and replace, is far more time consuming. What are your lazy words? Have you conquered any? I can see this as an ongoing issue until it becomes habit to find the proper word.