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    The Oldest Words In The English Language

  2. Try Out These Blazing Synonyms For Summertime

  3. How The George Floyd Protests Have Powerfully Changed Search Trends on Dictionary.com

    The protests against racism and police brutality, spurred by George Floyd—a Black man who was killed after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes—have expanded in size and scope across the entire world. The protests have, in turn, spurred the beginnings of everything from deep, uncomfortable reflections to institutional change and reform. And Dictionary.com has seen significant search …

  4. Do You Know These Popular Reading Slang Terms?

  5. Fancy Words For Everyday Activities

    Have you ever been out walking around the park, humming a tune to yourself, and suddenly thought, “The word humming is so boring … yet its synonym bombinating sounds much more interesting!” No? (Really, is it just us?) Well, today’s the day you embrace a fancier word for humming, and a few more. First recorded in the late 1800s, bombinate sounds a bit like bumblebee, which is kind …

  6. Black Lives Matter And 9 Other Influential Calls To Action You Should Know

    Black Lives Matter is a powerful political and social movement aiming to ensure basic human rights for Black people. Many people are familiar with the name of the movement as it is used amid protests against violence inflicted on Black people involving police officers, including the death of George Floyd in 2020. As the movement has expanded all around the world, many may not know …

  7. What Are The Best Synonyms For “Nice”?

    It’s hard to think of a more overused, vanilla word than nice. Not that there’s anything wrong with vanilla, especially if sprinkles are involved! But when there’s a whole world of other choices, it’s good to have some options in your vocabulary—some may even be twice as nice.  Also, it’s worth considering that when we describe someone or something as nice, that’s not exactly what …

  8. Where The Bleep Did That Curse Word Come From?

  9. “Mistress” And Other Words That Only Apply To Women

    It takes two people to have an affair. Despite this fact, there is a clear disparity in the way the public generally discusses extramarital relationships. Heterosexual men who have affairs are just heterosexual men who had affairs. But, the women with whom they have those affairs quickly get labeled with another term, one for which there is no effective male equivalent in English: mistress. As …

  10. Switch It Up And Try These Synonyms For “LOL”?