It's mind-boggling that many people who profess to love language have bizarre, backwards ideas about it based on superstition and hokum. Educated folks who mock evolution-deniers have no problem believing equally unsupported ideas about language—such as "English is worse than ever!" and "Words shouldn't change!" Continue reading...
Fitzgerald chose words with precision, and took into account not just their inherent meanings, but also how their use would serve to establish the traits of his characters. Continue reading...
The countdown to October 1st is on! That's opening day for the Vocabulary Bowl season, and whether you're a veteran competitor or totally green when it comes to the annual word-learning competition, the new Vocabulary Bowl Teacher Kick-Off Kit is the perfect resource to help you get your school off to a great start. Continue reading...
At any given time of the day, you could zoom into any of our high school classrooms, and find scholars on their laptops, phones, or other devices – surprisingly – logged into their Vocabulary.com accounts and working on vocabulary lists: Not Candy Crush or any other game, but Vocabulary.com! Continue reading...
As Harry Potter and the Cursed Child dominates book sales and the play entertains London audiences night after night, we examine the sources and humor of spell names in the entire Harry Potter series. Continue reading...
After weeks of neck-and-neck action among schools from Georgia, Indiana, and California, Pope High School of Marietta, Georgia ultimately prevailed with the August win for most Overall Words Mastered. Continue reading...
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Educators can create classes on Vocabulary.com, assign work to them, and monitor their progress. Continue reading...
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Did you know that it's preseason for the Vocabulary Bowl? That means it's time to start thinking about the annual word-learning competition, which allows students at your school to compete among thousands of schools across North America for "word domination". Continue reading...

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