20 misused English words that make smart people look silly
We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with. If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because we’re cautious with words we’re unsure of and, thus, they don’t create much of an issue for us. It’s the words that we think we’re using correctly that wreak the most havoc.
100 Most Common SAT Words
Words commonly found on college board tests. A “Concentration” game where you match words and their meanings.
This is a made up word to describe a single word that has meanings that contradict each other. This is just a list, but I think you’ll get a chuckle out of many of these words and contradictory definitions.
Chet Meek’s Page of Puns
… word plays, catchy phrases, and other foolishness.
Focusing On Words
Experience the wonder of words by focusing on the Latin and Greek elements used in English.
For each word you get right, we donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.
Heteronyms are words that are spelled identically but have different meanings when pronounced differently. For example: Lead, pronounced LEED, means to guide. However, lead, pronounced LED, means a metallic element.
The Inigo Montoya Guide to 27 Commonly Misused Words
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. ~Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride.
Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun
Generate a wordsearch, crossword puzzle, Hangman game, multiple choice quiz, or match game. Many topics to chose from.
Advanced, high school-level vocabulary quiz.
SAT Test Verbal Section
But seriously though, the SAT does not *that much* vocabulary and they are not going to ask to interpret some obscure piece of poetry. If you understand some basic rules covered in the SAT test verbal section and you follow our tips and advice for identifying the test’s “tricks,” you should do just fine.
Earn a “diploma” when you complete a number of these vocabulary increasing games online.
Michael Sheehan covers the joys and vicissitudes of the English language. Learn English from reading about interesting roots.
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. A beautiful way to arrange and save the vocabulary you wish to remember.