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I had a lot of fun asking my social media community, friends and family about their word quirks, specifically words they've misread (and, thus, mispronounced). Everyone seems to have one or two — maybe more — of these. I found that they can sometimes be quite revealing. Continue reading...
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As Bilbo tracks his dragon, tame the vocabularian beasts that block your path with our List of the Week: Vocabulary from The Hobbit. Learn them before you see the film! Continue reading...
Merriam-Webster can only take you so far with subtle words like "unscrupulous." Vocabulary.com is set up to teach you the nuances of meaning, so that you don't make mistakes when you use new words for the first time. Continue reading...
For Jane Austen's 238th birthday, read lexicographer Orin Hargraves on words Austen is cited for first having used. Then check out vocabulary lists from her novels. Continue reading...
As teachers experiment with Vocabulary.com, they're finding new ways to use the tool. Check them out here! Continue reading...
In a piece out in The Atlantic today, "The Case for SAT Words: High-schoolers should know what 'unscrupulous' means," journalist and SAT tutor James S. Murphy quotes Vocabulary.com head of curriculum development Georgia Scurletis and executive producer Ben Zimmer. Continue reading...
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was just released today. You can tell from the title that in this movie, someone's going to get desolated, and desolated but good. But who? Does Smaug desolate someone, or does someone desolate Smaug? What does desolate mean, anyway? Continue reading...
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