“I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting; nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality, counterbalancing indecipherability, transcendentalizes intercommunications’ incomprehensibleness.” - Dmitri Borgmann.
When a language can produce such an absurdly complex sentence which still makes sense, it’s no surprise that many of us are left perplexed by the English lexicon.
Thankfully, these days we have many options available to help us improve our English vocabulary, like widgets and several mobile apps.
Top 5 Mobile Apps to Improve Vocabulary
We’re really spoilt for choice when it comes to mobile apps.
And for those of us who would like to expand and improve our vocabulary, consider downloading the following:
1. Words with Friends
When it was released in mid-2009, Words with Friends quickly became one of the most popular games, especially after singer-songwriter John Mayer posted a tweet about it
. All over the world, people were challenging each other to determine who had a better mastery of the English language. Similar to Scrabble, Words with Friends is a turn-based game where you’re given random letters to create words linked to the other words on the board.
Even now, many years on, it is still very popular. You can download Words with Friends for free on both the App Store and Google Play Store.
2. Wheel of Fortune
If you’ve never seen the eponymous TV show, you’re missing out! Players spin a big wheel and whatever amount their arrow lands on is how much they win- if they pick the correct letters in the puzzle. Wheel of Fortune is a ton of fun and can be played with friends and family, or strangers from around the world.
You can download Wheel of Fortune for free (with in-app purchases) from either the App Store or Google Play Store.
3. New York Times Crossword
Crossword aficionados will swear by the world-renowned New York Times Crossword. And if you’re a crossword connoisseur, this is the mobile app you need. Unlike the print-only version, subscribing to the mobile app gives you access to heaps of puzzle packs that’ll keep you busy for hours on end. You can even save your progress across devices and platforms.
Download it for free during the first 7 days from the App Store or Google Play Store, and later subscribe to get unlimited access for less than US$7/mth or US$40/year.
An incredibly fun and refreshing way to expand your vocabulary is with Wordscapes, an eclectic mix between a crossword and word search. While earlier levels are simple enough to solve, it becomes more difficult the further you progress. And because each level is quite short, it’s a great little activity you can complete on the go.
Download it for free (with in-app purchases) on the App Store
or Google Play Store
If you’d rather steer clear of mobile apps but still want your vocabulary to advance, there are widgets out there including the free Word of the Day: Widget on the App Store.
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