I liked Eve Tushnet’s list of words she overuses; all bloggers should be required to post one. Here’s mine:
distinguish (also the adjective, “distinguished”)
dispositive (twice is too often)
There’s a glass and concrete tower in Manhattan, 9 West 57th Street, with crossed steel supports on the outside, over the windows, “exposing structure” that it doesn’t need. I write like that. I won’t even get into my colon and parenthesis habits. I can quit any time I want to.
(Update: Mg takes me up on it.)