Ah, the dreaded filler words. I've been running through my manuscripts trying to eliminate as many of them as possible. I have a migraine already after 100 pages of my one MS. But in the end my manuscript is becoming better.
If you are looking to tighten your writing, DEFINITELY take a look at Kelley Harvey's blog. It has tons of useful information.
And here is her blog on dead-words:
Now go edit!