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Expand Your Vocabulary - Free.

edited 8 February 2016 at 10:47AM in Freebies (no spend required)
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trotter09trotter09
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edited 8 February 2016 at 10:47AM in Freebies (no spend required)
Someone recently pointed out to me that many adults have a shockingly limited vocabulary. Which prompted me to start this thread.

Official MoneySavingExpert insert: Sign up at Wordsmith.org to get an email containing the definition of an uncommon word every weekday. Some words you will know, some will be new to you.



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  • LittleVoiceLittleVoice
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    trotter09 wrote: »
    I started a thread in Discussion Time about using long words with children and someone pointed out that many adults have a shockingly limited vocabulary. Which prompted me to start this thread.

    You can sign up here to get an email Monday to Friday, each containing the definition of an uncommon word. Some words you will know, some will be new to you.

    For example, we've recently had: expostulate, miasma, ersatz, dyspeptic, lacuna and apophasis. Maybe you were familiar with all those already...

    Listen/watch for this one (lacuna) over the next few months, it's becoming à la mode. Have you noticed how "Unprecedented" is now all over the place too.
  • thanks have signed up. looks like good idea.
    Martin you rock:j:j:j
  • Thank you for providing the email sign up link.
  • Thanks OP.
  • trotter09trotter09
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    Listen/watch for this one (lacuna) over the next few months, it's becoming à la mode.

    Any idea why lacuna is becoming fashionable? Or is it just one of those things?
  • newmeenewmee
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    Thanks for this. i love learning new words...trouble with me is remembering what they mean. I learn new ones often but never seem to retain them :rotfl:I'm just a doof brain I guess :o
    The greatest gift you'll ever learn,
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  • trotter09trotter09
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    newmee wrote: »
    i love learning new words...trouble with me is remembering what they mean. I learn new ones often but never seem to retain them

    I think there is a long word which means someone who learns lots of new things but soon forgets them. Can't remember what it is though.
  • *Scarlett*Scarlett
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    I love this sort of thing - thanks OP.
  • _Roxy__Roxy_
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    Bake Off Boss!
    Thanks OP!
  • moonsugarmoonsugar
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    Thanks OP :)
    For those who aren't familiar, freerice.com is also a nice site.

    It's a fun little [free] game to help build your vocab and for every answer you get right you donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme :)
    This thing we call failure is not falling down but staying down :beer:
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