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Even after you’ve achieved mastery, we’ll continue to reinforce what you have learned to make sure that it all stays fresh in your memory.
Look up a word in our dictionary — you’ll read a friendly explanation that you'll actually remember. It’s as if your favorite teacher were explaining the word to you.
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Vocabulary.com may seem simple on the outside, but behind the scenes we’re using sophisticated algorithms to help you learn over 15,000 words more effectively.
How? We start with our massive pool of over 234,000 questions. Then, we use the science of learning to model how you learn (and forget) new words.
By comparing your answers to the hundreds of millions of answers given by other Vocabulary.com users, we personalize your learning experience and choose the best question for you at just the right time.
Sure, there’s a lot of science and technology muscle behind our system, but expanding your vocabulary doesn’t have to be a brain-buster.
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Like a good coach, Vocabulary.com won’t give up on you. Whether you pick the words or let us find them for you, we’ll work with you until you’ve mastered them.
And even after you’ve achieved mastery, we’ll continue to reinforce what you have learned to make sure that it all stays fresh in your memory.
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