Posts by Lauren Sliter

  1. Getting Braggadocious: Our Top Word Trends This Week

    1. hologram Searches for this futuristic term jumped 65% this week as news circulated that Justin Timberlake would be performing with a hologram of Prince during the Super Bowl halftime show. Before game-day, it came out that Prince was not a fan of the technology, saying in 1998, “that whole virtual reality thing… it really is demonic. And I am not a demon.” Ultimately, Timberlake …

  2. Dictionary.com’s 2017 Word of the Year: Complicit

    As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time for us to reflect on the words that impacted all of us this year—for better or for worse. At Dictionary.com, the Word of the Year serves as a symbol of the year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends. Our 2017 Word of the Year Is Complicit. Complicit means “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable …

  3. Don’t Let This Quiz Give You the Heebie-Jeebies

    Keep your bonce on your shoulders: It’s quiz time. Tell us your favorite word from this week below (and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter)! If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser.   Improve your vocabulary with our Visual Word of the Day videos. See this week’s here.  

  4. How Big is Your Vocabulary?

    Even if you’re not a cruciverbalist, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this quiz. Tell us your favorite word from this week below (and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter)! If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser.  

  5. Don’t Let This Quiz Gorgonize You

    We’re positive you’re already ducky, duckies. But this quiz isn’t nocent, so give it a shot! Tell us your favorite word from this week below (and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter)! If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser.  

  6. Mind Your Netiquette: Take This Week’s Quiz

    It’s only right that you take today’s quiz…and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter! If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser.  

  7. Stay Woke: Test Your Word of the Day Vocabulary

    Take our Word of the Day and make it better! Test your knowledge of this past week’s words. (Test your friends, too: Facebook and Twitter.) If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser.  

  8. Suffering From Anhedonia? This Quiz Can Fix That.

    It’s that time again! How many words do you remember from this past week? Test your friends, too: Facebook and Twitter. If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser.  

  9. Deadpan: From American Slang to Comedic Style

    Deadpan. It’s not just for people who suffer from bitchy resting face. Deadpan is often used in comedy to make viewers feel uncomfortable, or to add contrast to an otherwise slapstick set. This term is an Americanism from the 1920s, when it started being used as slang for the face itself.

  10. Tickle Your Sensorium With This Week’s Quiz

    We hope you get a mickle of right answers this week! Check in on Facebook or Twitter to let us know how you do on the Word of the Day Quiz. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite word in the poll below. If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser.  

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