I have the coolest tool to share: it’s a visual thesaurus!
The software provides an interactive visual map of the word you look up and any synonyms. Clicking on a one of the synonyms will bring you to a new word map, like so:
Unfortunately, at this time you have to pay to for the software. But I really recommend checking out the trial version. It’s such a cool concept and is really beautifully executed.
Check out http://www.visualthesaurus.com/ to try it out, download the trial, or (if you’re lucky) see if an institution you belong to subscribes.