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  1. Gain Some Amour-propre By Acing This Word Of The Day Quiz

    You may vitiate your vocabulary by not taking this quiz … fair warning! If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser. Improve your vocabulary with our Visual Word of the Day videos.   Not sure what some of the definitions of these words mean? We found some items (linked below) to help give a little more context …   ullage makebate …

  2. For The Love Of Pets: These Quotes Are Pretty Purrfect

  3. How to Speak Queer Eye

    It didn’t take very long for the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye to sneak into America’s chests and start fiddling with those heartstrings. But, it wasn’t until season two (now out on the streaming service) that the Fab 5 worked the lexical magic that made the team at Dictionary.com stand up and take notice. We can believe. Spoiler alert … some Queer Eye plot points …

  4. This Quiz Is As Fun As A Fizgig … Just Try It!

    No need to be buttery … we know this Word of the Day Quiz is awesome. Thanks for playing along! If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser. Improve your vocabulary with our Visual Word of the Day videos.   Not sure what some of the definitions of these words mean? We found some items (linked below) to help give a …

  5. Quotes That Show How Our Greatest US Presidents Coined Our Most Common Words

  6. Motherland vs. Fatherland

    The terms motherland and fatherland both refer to one’s native country, one’s country of origin, or the home of one’s ancestors. But, why do some countries say motherland and others fatherland? Whether a particular group uses motherland or fatherland seems to be a matter of custom. It’s unusual for a group to use both. Noah Webster’s The American Dictionary of the English Language, from 1847, referred to motherland …

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    Each Firework Type Has A Name … Do You Know Them?

    Independence Day fireworks generally get the “ooohs” and ahhhs,” but did you know that each type has an actual name? What’s a peony firework? The peony is one of the most common kinds of aerial pyrotechnic effects. It is named for a variety of plants with large, showy flowers. Old Farmer’s Almanac This firework has a starlike explosion that quickly turns into a bulging circle of …

  8. We Won’t Scupper Your Expanding Vocabulary With This Quiz!

    Calling all benedicts, farouche folk, and flexitarians: The new Word of the Day Quiz is here! If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser. Improve your vocabulary with our Visual Word of the Day videos.   Not sure what some of the definitions of these words mean? We found some items (linked below) to help give a little more context … …

  9. This Is Our Most Pellucid Word Of The Day Quiz Yet!

    Now that you’ve fully summerized, it’s time to get back into the work week and take the new Word of the Day Quiz! If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser. Improve your vocabulary with our Visual Word of the Day videos.   Not sure what some of the definitions of these words mean? We found some items (linked below) to …

  10. The Wittiest Vegan Names For Animal-alternatives

    We know the word vegan came about in the 1800s, but what about the other terms that relate to veganism? Let's take a look at what vegans call their versions of animal products and where they came up with the names.

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