If you’re a writer, a student, or just someone who likes words, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of this great new tool from Dictionary.com. It’s called Word Dynamo and it’s perhaps the best tool on the Internet for strengthening your vocabulary in the English language.
So how does it work? To begin with, you are given a few words and you have to select the definitions from a list of four choices. These words become increasingly difficult and you’re almost guaranteed to miss at least one of them. Once this initial test is complete, Word Dynamo uses your results to estimate the number of words in your vocabulary and presents you with new tests to help you increase your word power.
It plays almost like a game, and can become very addictive. As you increase your “Word Score” (the estimated number of words in your vocabulary) you increase your rank, and as your rank increases, you’re given harder words. Very quickly, you find yourself trying to reach the highest rank and greatly increasing your vocabulary in the process.
Anybody could stand to increase his/her vocabulary, but especially for writers and public speakers, a tool like this one is extremely valuable. It would be silly not to at least give it a try.