Sure, the infamous pirates of the past have earned their reputation as murderous thieves. But the modern image of the swashbuckler is often more goofy than grim. Take for instance Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is vocabulary booty. There's so much more to pirate parlance than "matey" and "ahoy!" Continue reading...
For many, Labor Day and its three-day holiday weekend signals the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. But Labor Day is also a time to recognize those who toil and slog through their jobs. Here are some vocabulary words inspired by hard work. Continue reading...
For athleticism and drama, it doesn't get much better than tennis. So in honor of the U.S. Open—one of the four major tennis tournaments—let's look at some tennis words, which won't help your stroke but will boost your vocabulary. Continue reading...
It's summertime, time to head to the beach and to complain about the high temperatures we couldn't wait for back in February when it was 15 degrees outside. Fortunately, there are plenty of words to use when griping about heat beyond hot. Continue reading...
There's something about singing along to a You're a Grand Old Flag with a huge group of people — whether at an outdoor concert or even with a televised crowd — that stirs patriotism. Consider what the words mean as you enjoy this time-honored tradition. Continue reading...
Here are few of the words often seen and heard in the days before and after a graduation ceremony, hidden under mortarboards and robes. Continue reading...
June 16 is National Flip-Flop Day. It's a sure sign of summer that there is a holiday celebrating the completely open footwear, something that barely qualifies as a shoe, but we here at Vocabulary.com think that this is a perfect time to commemorate the other meaning of flip-flop — a verb which means to change opinions to the other side of an issue. Continue reading...
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