My agent looked at a manuscript recently and said, "You like the word [DELETED FOR THE SAKE OF MY PRIDE]."
There's a funny article on the Guardian.com about this very topic. Read it here.
Then, try pasting your document into Wordle.net. Especially for shorter works, it can make your crutch words leap out at you swiftly and in embarrassing fashion. But better here than later. Trust me.