There are more words out there to describe how you feel besides sad, mad, and glad—in fact, there’s a whole world of words that can describe your emotions in incredibly specific ways.
Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a word that could easily be replaced with a stronger, more accurate word. This infographic tells you what to use instead.
It’s one of life’s most frustrating annoyances: when a word gets stuck on the tip of your tongue, and try as you might, you just can’t think of that actor’s name or that vocabulary word. According to SciShow, this happens once a week for most of us, and here’s how it happens.
Every now and then, we all come across a word we’ve never seen before. Rather than look it up and forget about it, why not take the time to learn and make it a part of your vocabulary? Ink Paste is a simple tool that helps you do just that.
We all have feelings and emotions, but accurately expressing them to others is harder to do. If that sounds like you, and you're looking to grow your emotional intelligence, you can start by expanding your emotional vocabulary.
We sometimes get in the habit of using psychological terms to describe different people, but there's a good chance you're using these words incorrectly. This video explains what the terms psycho, OCD, schizo, and bipolar really mean, and why you may not want to use them to describe someone.
Sometimes it's hard to explain exactly how you feel. This handy vocabulary wheel helps you narrow down exactly what word best expresses your current emotional state.
The basis of a lifelong love and talent for learning may very well be a solid vocabulary. A strong vocabulary helps foster understanding, communication, and reading ability. That's why parents should do what they can to help kids learn new words.
Some words can be tough to pronounce, but to avoid saying them in public can make them harder to learn. Using them in public might help you remember the right way to say them for good.
If you're traveling in other English-speaking countries, you might be surprised to find that common foods and ingredients have completely different names. In the UK, an eggplant is an aubergine and arugula is rocket! The traveling chefs at Stack Exchange help us across the pond.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad: IntelliVocab, available in Business, GRE and GMAT, and SAT versions, helps you improve your vocabulary using an Artificial Intelligence engine based on MIT research. The app, which is free through the end of June, personalizes and adapts to your practice to make sure you really learn new…
As you trudge through the last few hours of your Friday, consider easing your boredom with Knoword, a fun game that tests and improves your vocabulary through a definition-based game.
The long-standing popularity of "word of the day" web sites and emails has been merged with Twitter to create Artwiculate, a Twitter-based word game that might passively expand your vocabulary while you're taking part in social interruptions.
Weblog mental_floss rounds up 10 short and sweet words for getting rid of your tough-to-unload but point-heavy letters at your rousing weekend game of Scrabble. We're talking words like Aa, Qat, Zax, Cwm, Xu, and five others that are short enough to fit anywhere and will hold up to a dictionary inquest. Got your own…