In a rapid-response survey of candidates' vocabulary in the first GOP debate, broadcast last night on Fox News, Vocabulary.com analyzed the transcript to identify each candidate's most relevant vocabulary word. And the data-driven approach yielded some interesting results about the candidates' language use. Continue reading...
Sparking comments about Kanye West giving Bob Dylan the "thesaurus blues," a new survey of the vocabulary of top-selling musical artists puts Eminem at the top of a chart dominated by hip hop in general. Continue reading...
July 11, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the first musical use of the word jazz. To celebrate, we've put together a list of vocabulary from quotes about what Jazz is as an art form and what it has meant in the lives of those quoted, as well as links to the story of jazz's origin. Continue reading...
Before you head to a theater this weekend to check out the new disaster movie San Andreas (or while you're waiting in line for tickets), add 12 earthquake- and movie-related vocabulary to your word learning with "San Andreas" Vocabulary. (Science teachers, this one's for you!) Continue reading...
On Vocabulary.com, we've got hundreds of learnable vocabulary lists for all of the books most commonly taught in schools. We're always keeping track of the most popular books that are being assigned to kids, to make sure that teachers will have the resources they need. Continue reading...
How do you get kids, especially younger ones, aware of the importance of word learning? Through stories, of course. And there's no better place to start than with Debra Frasier's award-winning classic Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster. Continue reading...
We love dramatic vocabulary moments in film and fiction, like this one in Veronica Roth's Insurgent, the second novel in the Divergent series, and we can only hope this dramatic introduction of the definition of insurgent (complete with part of speech!) it will make it into the Insurgent movie, coming to theaters this week. Continue reading...
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