English is an amazing language and extremely rich in synonyms. We are fortunate to have at our disposal a vast panoply of different ways of saying the same thing. Check out this post below from the Oxford Dictionary’s OxfordWords blog about a bunch of great words you may not have heard of but could find useful.
This week’s Website of the Week is Wordsmith.org. This site has a really cool Word of the Day feature which allows subscribers to receive a different word and its definitions as an email every day. Check out our sidebar for today’s word and feel free to follow this blog to see the new word each day.
Wordsmith .org is also the home of Internet Anagram Server, another brilliant little tool that generates almost endless anagrams for any words or phrases you enter.
This week’s Website of the Week is Etymonline.com. This site is a searchable dictionary of where our words have come from.
The Online Etymological Dictionary “is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they’re explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.
The dates beside a word indicate the earliest year for which there is a surviving written record of that word (in English, unless otherwise indicated). This should be taken as approximate, especially before about 1700, since a word may have been used in conversation for hundreds of years before it turns up in a manuscript that has had the good fortune to survive the centuries.”