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As 2012 draws to a close, we wanted to share some great year-end news: PC Magazine has come out with its list of the top 100 websites of the year, and Vocabulary.com was one of their selections! In the magazine's annual look at "undiscovered and classic sites that deserve some real estate on your bookmarks tab," Vocabulary.com was singled out as one of three "undiscovered" informational sites. "Take the quizzes at this site and you'll be spouting new idioms to all with dexterous proficiency," PC Magazine raves. Continue reading...

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List of the Week: Words for Carolers

List of the Week: Words for Carolers

This holiday season, quiz yourself on tricky words from well-known carols with Words for Carolers.

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Ten Words from Today's NY Times - Dec. 19, 2012

Ten Words from Today's NY Times - Dec. 19, 2012

Learn Ten Words from Today's Times - Dec. 19, 2012.

Then see "Vocabulary Begets Vocabulary: The More You Know, the More You Learn" to understand why learning these words will help you absorb even more as you read.

Last week, lexicographer and Word Routes columnist Ben Zimmer presented his nominees for Word of the Year. Now here is the Word of the Year selection of Dennis Baron, English professor at the University of Illinois and author of the blog The Web of Language. Continue reading...
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Christmas songs: On city sidewalks and every street corner... from Black Friday through New Year's... they're broadcast inside and out, they stick in our heads, they are parodied and rewritten, and yet many of us, even as we sing along, don't give much thought to what the words mean. Continue reading...
It's that time again, the annual look back at the noteworthy words of the year. Were you worried about dangling over the fiscal cliff, or did you have more of a devil-may-care YOLO attitude? Were you more interested in mansplaining or hate-watching? Here's a roundup of words that's not just a bunch of malarkey. Continue reading...
For the holiday season, vocabulary expert Susan Ebbers discusses several interesting differences between happy and merry, providing applications and lesson suggestions for grades K-12. Continue reading...
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