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13 Resources to Grow Your Vocabulary

Here is a list of resources to help you grow your vocabulary and enrich both your speaking and writing skills.

Word Lists

Need to build a better vocabulary? Our 15 vocabulary wordlists will boost your vocabulary to the level of a highly educated reader. The lists are suitable for high school students and older learners. Lists 1-10 are probably sufficient for a student taking SAT, for example.

MSU's GRE Mega-Vocab List

Whether you plan to take the GRE or not, this list is full of rich vocabulary terms!

Kaplan GRE Vocabulary

500 terms · Abase → to humble; disgrace, Abate → to reduce in amount, degree..., Abdicate → to give up a position, righ..., Aberrant → deviating from what is norm..., Abeyance → temporary suppression or su..., Abjure

20 Words That Make You Sound Smarter

Let's face it: Sometimes we need to sound more intelligent than we actually are. Whether it's for an interview with a potential employer or the need to have the last word in an argument, a great vocabulary is vital for sounding smart... er, I mean, perspicacious.

11 Words That Will Make You Sound Super Smart

Posted: When someone constantly uses the filler word "like," you probably think they don't sound so smart. But have you ever met someone who's babbling "like" after "like," and then suddenly inserts a zinger of a vocabulary word such as "sycophant," which means a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage (or "obsequiously," which means full of or exhibiting servile compliance)?

100 Words to Make You Sound Smart - Vocabulary List :

A vocabulary list featuring 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart. Note: Catch-22 is missing from this list. The editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries are pleased to present the newest title in the best-selling 100 Words series, 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart. Whether you need to ace an interview, give...

Incorporate These 8 Amazing Words Into Your Vocabulary Immediately

Posted: To ensure that big, uncommon words don't go the way of the wooly mammoth, we suggest that you scrounge up a few of your favorites (or, if you're feeling uninspired, borrow a few from the below list), and: Have you noticed tired acronyms seeping into your speech, annoyingly usurping what was once a rightful place for poignant, playful language?

Advanced Vocabulary - English words

Smart English words List - Advanced Vocabulary - Increase your lexicon with these smart sophisticated words today!

How to Improve Your Vocabulary Steadily

Sylvia Grappone says, "An article on how to improve vocabulary would be helpful. I'm in my late 30s and noticed that I can no longer remember things as easily as I did when I was a teen, and with a hubby and kids have no time to really focus on studying.

Effective Ways to Build Your Vocabulary

About Aptitudes Testing Centers Resources Research FAQs Home Resources > Vocabulary > Effective Ways to Build Your Vocabulary Why do large vocabularies characterize executives and possibly outstanding men and women in other fields? The final answer seems to be that words are the instruments by means of which men and women grasp the thoughts of others and with which they do much of their own thinking.

Easy Ways to Improve and Expand Your Vocabulary Easy Ways to Improve and Expand Your Vocabulary: Seven Tips for Learning New Words Communicate (speak and write) more clearly and concisely using these seven tips for learning new words... easy ways to improve and expand your vocabulary. by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. Looking for tips for improving your vocabulary?

How to Increase Your Word Power

How to increase your word power to build an extensive vocabulary is an enthralling life long journey. There are always 'new' words to be collected, tasted, tried and tested. Some of your acquisitions will be become favorites. Others will be reserved for special occasions.

Learn How to Successfully Grow Your Vocabulary! - Vocabulary learning is an important element for every language learner. Research indicates that direct studying of specific words can increase your vocabulary and improve your reading comprehension. Learn the importance of building your word wealth to achieve the personal and professional success you seek and deserve.