This high school dance takes on enormous significance in high school, when social pressure, weapons-grade hormones, and impending adulthood mix together in a boiling caldron that only be soothed by a formal dance. Whether you landed your dream date, are going stag, or prefer to avoid such shenanigans altogether, here's a list of prom-centric words. Continue reading...
Topics: Fun Language
Brazen was the word used by many to describe the Etiwanda High School's impressive ascent to North American Vocabulary Bowl Champion at their high-octane awards celebration. The Eagles exploded onto the competitive word-learning scene last September and never looked back. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl
The lexicon of motherhood isn't always kind. We mock mom jeans and mommyblogs. Headlines recently covered the U.S. dropping the so-called "mother of all bombs," which is a bizarre turn of phrase, given that mothers tend to create and nurture life rather than wipe it out. Here's an appreciative look at some of the top verbs of motherhood. Continue reading...
This season had everything a Bowl fan could ask for: new names climbed up the leaderboards, tenacious schools mounted tsunami-size surges of word learning, and veteran contenders played at a level that raised the bar for all. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl
Who can claim word domination as the new Vocabulary Bowl Champion and Runner Up? The results are in, and we are thrilled to announce two first-time winners. We're just as excited to share some staggering statistics that will give you a sense of just how much learning went into this year's season, which was the biggest Bowl ever. Care to guess just how many words were mastered? How many schools participated? We think you'll be amazed. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl
Sure, Star Wars launched plenty of original words—like Jedi and Wookiee. But what better way to observe National Star Wars Day on May the 4th than to brush up on existing words featured in the film series? The following lexicon will serve you well in any galaxy. Continue reading...
We decided to make our last stop on the 2017 Vocabulary.com Road trip a double whammy with two final stops in SoCal. Back-to-back evenings in Costa Mesa and Riverside brought together teachers from the region for a night of revelry and competition, and was the perfect way to cap off our tour. Continue reading...
Watch the latest Vocabulary Bowl Roundup Video, where we recap the Leaderboard highlights from last month. Florida schools heated up the competition by posting several schools in the top ranks, setting a new words-mastered record, and threatening to overtake a top dog with just weeks to go in the season. Continue reading...
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