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

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

Acquire synonyms to build your vocabulary. To help you, here is a list of synonyms for the word “early”.

Monday, 12 September 2011 01:01

Improve Your Vocabulary: Rhyming Words — B

If you're the type to shed a sincere tear when your clear beer appears, with a cheer from all near and dear, then you will enjoy this list of a few words that start with B, and just some of the words that rhyme with them! Learning about rhyming words (words that have similar sounding endings, generally) is a fun way to explore the English language and expand your vocabulary. It's interesting to see how despite such different spellings, these rhyming words still sound the same!

Thursday, 08 September 2011 07:57

GRE Study: 13-letter Words

To prepare for the Graduate Record Exam, and similar scholastic aptitude tests, it helps to invest some time into expanding your vocabulary, especially for the Graduate Record Exam's verbal section. Here is another list of words to study for the Graduate Record Exam, comprising quite challenging 13-letter words. Our usual disclaimer applies: this list of Graduate Record Exam words is only the start of your vocabulary learning process. Choose words from the list that you don't know; then, learn those words through repetition and elaboration. Learning the words will take time, but you can use vocabulary learning software to help you prepare for the Graduate Record Exam and expand your vocabulary.

Monday, 05 September 2011 05:04

Improve Your Vocabulary: Rhyming Words — A

If you enjoy a rhyme now and then, or are a poet (but didn't know it!), you may well enjoy this list of a few words that start with A, and a few of the words that rhyme with them! Learning about rhyming words (words that have similar sounding endings, generally) is a fun way to explore the English language and expand your vocabulary.

Monday, 29 August 2011 22:35

SAT Vocabulary List: W, X, Y, Z

With the academic year finishing soon in some countries, now's the time to start your SAT study. Prepare for the SAT by expanding your vocabulary each day. Here's a list of SAT words starting with W, X, Y, and Z to help your SAT preparation.

Here is the sequel to Expand Your Vocabulary: Extraordinary Words for Ordinary Things. You can use this list of posh words to impress your friends when describing everyday things.

I was tempted to call this article "How To Speak Like Mr Burns", a character from the popular cartoon The Simpsons. Because of his old-age and background, Mr Burns uses archaic words for commonplace things, such as velocitator and deceleratrix for accelerator and brake, autogyro for helicopter, and ahoy-hoy for hello. Here are some other words Mr Burns might use, or which you might use to sound posh when describing ordinary things, though I can't think why you'd want to use big words when simple words are usually better.

Having a wide vocabulary means you can write more descriptively. Check out these lovely colourful words, and see if you can weave them into your spoken and written language. 

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