Word Power

It pays to increase your word power with the classic Reader's Digest column and other words worth knowing.

Weird Facts About 5 Punctuation Marks You See Everywhere
Weird Facts About 5 Punctuation Marks You See Everywhere

Hashtags, ampersands, and pilcrows, oh my! Grammar nerds, #ReadOn >>

Word Power Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Shapes?
Word Power Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Shapes?

In this edition of Word Power, we test your geometry vocab. Think you can get them all? >>

Word Power: Are You Smarter Than You Were in High School?
Word Power: Are You Smarter Than You Were in High School?

We've been saving up these words, from the Princeton Review's Word Smart: Genius Edition test-prep… >>

7 Commonly Misused Words You Should Get Right
7 Commonly Misused Words You Should Get Right

Did you know that every time you misspeak, a kitten cries? Okay, that's not true. But get these… >>

Word Power: How Do Others See You?
Word Power: How Do Others See You?

The confidence you project hugely affects how others perceive you. Test yourself on these words… >>

Word Power: How Artful Is Your Vocabulary?
Word Power: How Artful Is Your Vocabulary?

Take our quiz to see if you've got a flair with artful words. >>

Word Power: How Well Do You Know Your Travel Lingo?
Word Power: How Well Do You Know Your Travel Lingo?

How many of these 15 travel-related words do you know? Because it pays to increase your word power. >>

5 Power Words to Instantly Get What You Want
5 Power Words to Instantly Get What You Want

Trying to persuade a boss, a client, or even a family member to take your advice? These five words… >>

10 Words That Mean the Opposite of What They Used to Mean
10 Words That Mean the Opposite of What They Used to Mean

Thanks to cultural changes, incorrect translations, and a host of other reasons, word meanings… >>

9 Funny Words You Need to Know in the 21st Century
9 Funny Words You Need to Know in the 21st Century

Learn how to talk your way into, or out of, any situation the 21st century has to offer. We… >>

8 Words You Use That Make You Sound Weak
8 Words You Use That Make You Sound Weak

Learn how to sound stronger with these secrets from an elite warrior so you can lead and succeed at… >>

8 Funny Words You’d Swear Were Fake
8 Funny Words You’d Swear Were Fake

Don’t be a macaronic pronk! (To decode what that means, read on.) >>

5 Trendy Words That Are Actually Ancient
5 Trendy Words That Are Actually Ancient

Hip dudes have been friending each other for centuries. Legit! >>

Experts Say These Magic Words Will Change Your Life
Experts Say These Magic Words Will Change Your Life

Small language tweaks may help you lose weight, beat stress, and strengthen your marriage. Use… >>

7 Fancy Words that Make You Sound Smarter
7 Fancy Words that Make You Sound Smarter

In just a few seconds, you can add these pretty words to your vocabulary. How clever! >>

6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent
6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent

Sometimes love defies language. Other times, just English. >>

Guess the Surprising Meanings of These Really Weird Words
Guess the Surprising Meanings of These Really Weird Words

Don't you just love "petrichor"? Especially if you're one of the "bibliobibuli" that feels… >>

12 Untranslatable Words We Love
12 Untranslatable Words We Love

These wonderful words from all over the world have no direct English translation or equivalent, but… >>