Category Archives

Daily definitions and usage information for all who want to increase and hone their vocabulary.

May
23

WOTD: strive

intransitive verb to try or work hard; exert oneself.The athletes strove to improve their performance before the next Olympics.She’s striving to reach the top in her profession.Leaders on both sides have been striving for a peaceful end to the conflict.He continues to strive…

May
21

Weekly Quiz

With the Wordsmyth Vocabulary Center activities, you can study these words, play games with them, and assess your knowledge of their meanings with a quiz. Click here to go to the Vocabulary Center. This word list will have been loaded for you. Just…

May
20

WOTD: ludicrous

adjective worthy of mockery; laughable and ridiculous.He regretted his ludicrous attempt at poetry and turned his attention back to journalism . See the full entry edit

May
19

WOTD: rot

intransitive verb to decompose or decay, as organic matter.They kept the vegetables so long that they rotted in the refrigerator. transitive verb to cause decay or deterioration in.The warm weather rotted the fallen apples.Sugar can rot your teeth. noun the process of rotting;…

May
18

WOTD: atheist

noun one who believes that there is no god or gods.He’d grown up believing in God, but the war had made him an atheist. See the full entry edit