Under the Hood The science of vocabulary building

Learning words on Vocabulary.com may seem simple. But in fact, as you play, our game is synthesizing large sets of data on how millions of users interact with the words you're working on. All of this behind-the-scenes number-crunching is intended to make your experience with the game as efficient and enjoyable as possible. Continue reading...
There's a difference between wearing a style and owning it. For learners of English and even those born into it, using a word has a lot to do with feeling that it "belongs to me." Continue reading...
Recently, an SAT tutor using Vocabulary.com told us that the greatest challenge most of us face when learning vocabulary is being fuzzy on words, "thinking we know what a word means, but when push comes to shove, discovering that we do not." Has this ever happened to you? Continue reading...
You don't have to be a news junkie to get addicted to the weekly Quick Current Events Vocab Quiz on Vocabulary.com. Here are six good reasons to make them a regular part of your vocabulary-learning practice. Continue reading...
Learning words on Vocabulary.com? Oxford English Dictionary new chief editor Michael Proffitt brings perspective to the sheer enormity of the task in a recent video interview with Christiane Amanpour. Continue reading...
Looking for another reason to learn new words on Vocabulary.com? Check out a study released last week on the relationship between literary and economic misery. The news pairs nicely with our List of the Week, "Vocabulary from John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath." Continue reading...
TOPICS: Vocabulary
Typically, the resolutions we make on January 1, we've already broken by January 6th. But if you're resolution was to improve your vocabulary by using Vocabulary.com, you're likely having better luck. Our game is designed to keep you coming back for more. And just in case that's not enough, here are five great reasons to stick to your goal. Continue reading...
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