Adds the "selectWord" (extension.selectWord) action to vscode which will select the word under the cursor. selectWord also supports multi-cursor, which results in multiple selected words.
By default, selectWord is bound to Cmd+Alt+W on OSX and Ctrl+Alt+W on all other platforms.
Place the cursor on a word and then press the keybinding:
Multi-cursor word selection
Place the cursor in multiple locations by holding alt, then press the keybinding: