CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Want to feel like the smartest person in the room? Staying up to date with what’s going on in the world is one way to do that. Understanding a vast vocabulary is another matter. An average person knows between 20,000 and 35,000 words.
It may seem like a lot, but if you want to expand your vocabulary, this smartphone app is what you need.
Vocabulary is an app for iPhone and Android devices that teaches you new words to add to your vocabulary. Of course, you can look them up, but the app sends them as notifications or messages to your device several times each day. You can also swipe up within the app to see new words, definitions, and pronunciations.
You can choose categories and topics such as society, food, people, business, emotions, etc. Or science, literature, and technology. If you don’t like what kids say these days, choose “slang.” Wouldn’t your child be shocked if you said, “That Instagram post was a thirst trap”?
When you find a word you want to remember to impress your friends or boss, save it. New words are delivered to your device up to 10 times a day. The convenience of expanding your vocabulary isn’t free. The app costs $5 per month or $30 per year. There is a 3-day free trial. I hope this doesn’t seem redundant, but Vocabulary serves as a useful conduit for incorporating new vocabulary into your linguistic repertoire.