Monday, 09 September 2013 13:04

Old Words for Sex

We human beings, throughout history, seem to have gone out of our way to find different words for "sex". Why we use euphemisms at all is an interesting topic in itself; and why we use so many euphemisms for sexual intercourse is particularly interesting. Why do *you* think we use, and have used, such a variety of words for sex? Some of the words we use for sex sanitise and remove the sexual act into the abstract (such as "amorous congress" and "carnal knowing") while other euphemisms for sex are crude and straight to the point (as it were). Here is a list of just some of the olden day words people have used for sexual intercourse.

How do you improve your vocabulary? One of the best ways to improve your vocabulary is with synonyms. Consider these synonyms for the word "wise" and note the differences in meaning.

Silent, reserved, uncommunicative, reticent, and taciturn are similar but different. Explore their different shades of meaning to help your vocabulary.

In how many senses can you "pay" someone? Here is a list of synonyms for “pay”, to help you to increase your vocabulary.

How many synonyms can you think of for "old"? And what are their different shades of meaning? Compiling synonyms and thinking carefully about their meanings can help you to both widen your vocabulary and deepen your vocabulary. Here are some synonyms for "old" and their different meanings.

Synonyms can help build your vocabulary. Here, we look at words related to "men".

Many people consider the word "get" to be an ugly word. So here is a list of synonyms for get, each with different shades of meaning. Acquiring synonyms is an excellent way to build your vocabulary.

Part of having a good vocabulary is discriminating carefully among your stock of words for the word that most precisely and succinctly conveys your intended meaning. To build your vocabulary, you should acquire a good stock of synonyms: words that are similar to each other but which have different shades of meaning. Knowing the synonyms’ different shades of meaning will help you choose the right word for the occasion. In this article, we look at the different shades of meaning of words to do with walking.

Sunday, 30 October 2011 20:27

Vocabulary Test 10: 20 Random Words

How many of these terms do you know? Define these terms in your own words and then check to see if you're right by double-clicking the word; we'll open the dictionary on the right page for you.

Wednesday, 07 September 2011 12:24

GRE Study: 12-letter Words

In this list of words to study for the GRE (Graduate Record Exam), we present a list of quite difficult 12-letter words. Again, please remember that our compiling this list of GRE words is only the beginning of your vocabulary learning process. Choose the words you don't know from the word list and then learn those words through repetition and elaboration. Learning new words takes time, but you can use vocabulary learning software to help your GRE study and to build your vocabulary.

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