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What Was That Again? Words With Difficult-to-Remember Meanings

Sometimes there are words that you've seen, read and maybe even used in conversation whose meaning you can never keep straight. Even after looking it up, the right definition doesn't stick. Here are...
nonplussed, inchoate, cachet, panache, indefatigable, indelible, uncanny, unabashed, boned, more...
15 words

Elaine Stritch's Show Tune Vocabulary

Elaine Stritch died on July 17, 2014 at the age of 89. A legendary Broadway and cabaret performer, Stritch was one of those actresses who simply commanded the stage and made the parts she played her...
accrue, misconstrue, passe, eclectic, platitude, cavil, grim, invariably, cliche, more...
10 words

Tommy Ramone (1949-2014) Tribute List

Tommy Ramone, the drummer for the 70s punk giants The Ramones, died on July 11th 2014 at the age of 65. It's no accident that one of the Ramones' most famous songs is "Blitzkrieg Bop"- the band was...
blitzkrieg, cretin, endure, infatuation, solitary, hypochondriac, distraught, congregate, imbecile, more...
15 words

15 Synonyms for "Thin": An Eileen Ford (1922-2014) Tribute List

Eileen Ford, the co-founder of Ford Models, died on July 9th at the age of 92. One of the most successful people ever in her field, her choice of clients helped define international standards of...
slender, lithe, waif, slim, fit, gaunt, lanky, slight, scrawny, more...
15 words

20 Common Words That Will Boost Your Scrabble Score

Scrabble lovers take different approaches to playing the game. Some memorize admissible two-letter words that come in handy as the game nears its end and the tiles run low. The all-too-often elusive...
quixotic, maximize, oxidized, wheezily, equalize, chutzpah, exorcize, whizbang, jezebel, more...
20 words

Words with Two Past Tense Forms

Sometimes you know a word has two forms, but you 're not sure which one is appropriate to use in the situation at hand. This happens a lot with different verb forms. Sometimes a word just...
cleave, creep, dwell, hoist, knit, plead, shrink, grind, dream, more...
15 words

Language Gone Wrong: Words That Started Out as Errors

Language change is driven by mistakes. If every generation of children learned perfectly what they heard spoken around them, then languages would be exact duplicates of themselves, stretching years...
algorithm, ammunition, archipelago, varsity, squeeze, sashay, tornado, burst, mace, more...
20 words

15 Words Whose Pronunciation Has Changed Over Time

As languages change, so do pronunciations. Here are 15 words that have gone through relatively recent shifts in pronunciation or whose spelling is a mystery unless one knows a bit about the history...
ration, trough, atone, antique, quandary, algebra, schedule, humor, blush, more...
15 words
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