Archive for the ‘Vocabulary’ Category

Say What? Words you probably don’t know

Building an awesome vocabulary is a life-long pursuit. Here are 3 words that you can add to your arsenal. (Source: http://lifestyle.allwomenstalk.com/words-you-probably-dont-know) Impavid (im-PAV-id): adj. from Latin impravidus, from in- (not) and pavidus (fearful): not afraid; fearless. It’s natural to have some fear, like the type of fear that protects you from touching a hot stove or playing in traffic. But if…

Build Vocabulary with Weird and Wonderful Word Wisdom!

We love vocabulary building activities like leafing through a dictionary.  It’s always fun to find interesting words that make your head spin.  Try to guess the word’s meaning from the picture before reading the definition for extra fun! Gardyloo used in Edinburgh as a warning cry when it was customary to throw slops from the windows into the streets Example:…

100 Most Common SAT Words

Do you know someone one getting ready to take the SATs? Check out these common words and help make sure they are ready to take their big test from YourDictionary. Studying for the SATs can be a trying experience. One easy way to raise your score is to memorize SAT vocabulary words. Since the sentence completion questions in the Critical…

Kids Books we Recommend: Lost in Lexicon

We love to read kids books that incorporate educational elements into the storyline.  That’s why Lost in Lexicon by Pendred Noyce is a children’s book we recommend.  Melissa Gaynor from Sweet on Books explains why: What You Need to Know: • This “adventure in words and numbers” is perfect for readers looking for a challenge. • Lost in Lexicon is…

13 Words You Probably Didn’t Know Were Invented By Shakespeare

Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest – if not the greatest –  playwrights of all time. Not only was he an incredible dramatist, but he can also be credited for the invention of thousands of words that are now an everyday part of the English language (including, but not limited to, “eyeball,” “fashionable,” and “manager.”) In addition to being…

Recommended Children’s Books: Big Words for Little People

Children’s books like “Big Words for Little People” by Jamie Lee Curtis are great selections for children as they learn to read.  Our friends at Sweet on Books explain why: “What You Need to Know: • Big Words for Little People celebrates language, children and empowerment. • Here at Sweet on Books we try very hard to find books for…