There are few traits that make you sound more intelligent than having an expansive vocabulary, but most people stop learning new words once they finish school. If you’re an aspiring logophile with an eagerness to learn new words, these Word of the Day sites will build your vocabulary with each passing day.
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day
Merriam-Webster is one of the most reliable sources of vocabulary knowledge, and the popular dictionary’s website offers a fascinating Word of the Day feature as well. Bookmark the page as your web browser’s home page and you’ll be faced with one unique, challenging word and definition when you log on every morning. The site also offers audio pronunciation, the word’s part of speech, a few different definitions and examples of that word used in a sentence.
Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day
Another popular dictionary resource, Dictionary.com also offers a Word of the Day page. The word changes with each day, but it’s always something particularly sophisticated or unusual. Dictionary.com offers the definition, pronunciation and examples as well, but it also includes the origin of the featured word to give you a bit more background information.