Writer tip to bring your language back to life: Avoid all Zombie Nouns. The what now? Zombie nouns. Nouns (zelfstandig naamwoorden) created by adding a suffix like -ity, -tion or -ism to a verb, additive or even to another noun. Congrats you’ve just created a new word that sounds super smart! But that word is as good as dead and will send the reader to sleep. Prevent these toxic monsters! And if you prefer video, here it is.