At the American Library Association annual conference this week, Vocabulary.com was selected for two significant honors. We are proud to announce them here and to extend our heartfelt thanks to the reference and school librarians who nominated and reviewed Vocabulary.com. Continue reading...
Visiting ISTE? We'll be there and would love a chance to chat with you about vocabulary learning, what you're doing in your classroom or school, and how we can help. Come by Booth #2855 to get a conversation started. Continue reading...
It's always interesting to learn about a word whose connotation has changed over time, especially when the change was radical. This is the story of innovation, and it turns out it's also the story of disruption, innovation's frequent pair. So what's next? Continue reading...
Here's the latest in our series of tips on usage and style from the one and only Grammar Girl, a.k.a. Mignon Fogarty. What's the difference between facetious and sarcastic? Continue reading...
Topics: Usage Words
Business Insider announced this week the results of a study by the Center for Reading Research on the relationship between gender and word recognition. Are there words more easily recognized by one gender or another? Continue reading...
Tradecraft, which has been spy jargon since at least the 1960s, has been making its way into more mainstream consciousness recently, as we hear about operations like the search for Osama bin Laden, or about Edward Snowden's training as a spy. It's a good example of how words with seemingly transparent meanings can settle into semantic idiosyncrasy through historical circumstance. Continue reading...
When the fourth through eighth graders at Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts in Yonkers, NY swept the Vocabulary.com school leaderboard in May, their entire community stood up and took notice. Continue reading...
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