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How to improve your vocabulary with Words of the Day (and why you should)

May 10, 2024
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Think about the last time you struggled to find the right word in a conversation or while writing an email

Frustrating, right? 

That's just one simple example of why having a good vocabulary matters. The right words help you express your thoughts clearly, connect with others, and make a great impression—whether you're at school, work, or just hanging out with friends. So here’s how you can build your vocabulary effectively and some compelling reasons to get started:

Why should you want to improve your vocabulary?

It’s simple: When you know more words, you can say exactly what you mean. You're also better at understanding others, whether you're reading a book, following a movie, or listening to a lecture. Words are tools that help you build ideas and understand complex concepts. 

Plus, the better your vocabulary, the more confidently you can navigate conversations and express your opinions.

How Elevate's Words of the Day can improve your vocabulary quickly

Convinced that building your vocabulary is crucial? Here’s a straightforward way to get started: the Elevate app’s Words of the Day widget. It introduces you to up to three new words daily, including their definitions, pronunciations, and example sentences, making it a no-brainer way to make learning new words both easy and enjoyable.

Examples of past Words of the Day

Here are five examples of past Words of the Day from Elevate, complete with example sentences:

  1. Urbane: Sophisticated and refined in manner; typically used to describe someone worldly.some text
    • Example: "He charmed everyone at the party with his urbane wit and elegant demeanor."

  2. Diatribe: A bitter and abusive speech or piece of writing.some text
    • Example: “The politician’s speech turned into a diatribe against his opponents, leaving the audience in uncomfortable silence.”

  3. Filch: To pilfer or steal (something, especially a thing of small value) in a casual way.some text
    • Example: "I caught my little brother trying to filch cookies from the kitchen."

  4. Quotidian: Of or occurring every day; daily.some text
    • Example: "She found comfort in the quotidian routine of her tea and toast each morning."

  5. Zenith: The highest point reached by a celestial or other object; the time at which something is most powerful or successful.some text
    • Example: "Winning the Oscar was the zenith of his acting career."

How to use new vocabulary words

Try slipping new words into your day to make them stick. For example, text a friend that their style is looking particularly urbane today, or describe your busy schedule as "quotidian challenges." 

It’s fun, plus, you’ll impress others with your growing vocabulary!

Boost your vocabulary with Elevate today

Improving your vocabulary gives you the tools to express yourself better and sharpens your mind. It's a simple way to enhance both your personal interactions and professional opportunities.

And if you’re ready to start speaking and writing more effectively, download the Elevate app on iOS or Android and check out the Words of the Day. Each new word is a step toward expressing yourself more clearly and confidently. Start building your vocabulary today and see where it takes you!


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