Merriam-Webster

All Photos Twitter.com
I have trouble keeping 'abnegate,' 'abrogate,' and 'abdicate' straight. I know all the meanings, but have trouble matching up meaning to word. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abr…
I can never seem to remember how many r's there are in 'embarrass.' merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emb…
I used to think 'titular' was related to 'titillating' and not ‘title.' merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tit…
I also always think 'vitiate' is somehow positive--like 'vital.' merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vit…
I couldn't keep ‘affect’ and ‘effect’ straight until I wrote the usage note for our 11th Collegiate Dictionary. merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/…
When I was younger I could never remember if 'opaque' meant see-thru or not see-thru. (I know it now though) merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opa…
I can never remember how to spell 'broccoli.' Even just now I typed "brocolli" first until I saw the red squiggle. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bro…
I cannot for the life of me ever remember what 'reify' means, and my wife uses it often, so I look it up multiple times every year. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rei…
Everyone has trouble remembering the meaning (or the correct spelling) of certain words from time to time. Our editors are no different in this regard; here are some of the ones they find most vexatious.
Just in time for Friday the 13th, we have a quiz for you to face your fears: merriam-webster.com/word-games/fea…
Check out this fun new feature from our friends at @Britannica! twitter.com/Britannica/sta…
Writing Puzzle #22 In NYC taxis, this sign shows how to operate the window. Identify the least inspired word and replace it with something – anything! – more useful.
This is sort of like using it 1.5 times in a sentence: twitter.com/ADOPTPetShelte…
Q: What do vugs, gyascutuses, and hapax legomena have in common? A: They are all bizarre words you will be happy to learn. merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/…
Happy #MothersDay to those celebrating today! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'darling' ow.ly/YZ6l50J0Ghm
These are some of your words of the week: Autonomy Stare decisis Blackmail Maritality merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/…
Our word for this Friday afternoon is 'pot-valiant,' defined as "bold or courageous under the influence of alcoholic drink." Can you use it in a sentence? (please understand that you do not have to draw your sentences from real-life experience)
Some of you are very good at pithy writing, whether you use Yoda’s voice or not: twitter.com/TiredTater/sta…
It’s also nice to see that there are many different ways Yoda could have plausibly said this line: twitter.com/tmach05/status…
It is a little scary how good so many of you are at sounding like Yoda: twitter.com/why_a_duck/sta…
New Word Matters podcast available! This week's episode includes mountweazels, and the history of hipster: digital.nepr.net/podcasthub/wor…
Writing Puzzle #21 Star Wars Day Edition. Rewrite the opening line of "Pride and Prejudice" as if Yoda wrote it: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
We think being 'wordy' is a good thing, but we may be a bit biased. 😉 Learn this word and 365 more in Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day, available through@BNBuzzz and wherever books are sold!ow.ly/XLfo50IX5oNIe
New quiz! It's time to test your knowledge of acronyms merriam-webster.com/word-games/acr…
Mea culpa - that first hashtag should be @CornellBirds
If only he had … that would have been excellent citational evidence for this word twitter.com/coneslayer/sta…
This is a very reasonable take, and well pluralized twitter.com/OrenCJenkins/s…
The end of the month is drawing nigh, which means it's once again time for the Merriam-Webster Word-O-Meter. (who else is going to tell you what the second most looked-up Latin phrase was this month?) merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/…
Twiends™ uses the Twitter™ API, displays it's logo & trademarks, and is not endorsed or certified by them. These items remain the property of Twitter. We do not sell followers, we only provide display advertising. Bots & fake accounts are not permitted on twiends. © 2009
Grow Your Twitter Free
Want To Grow Your Twitter?
We help other people find and follow you on Twitter.
Key Info:
Started in 2009
Over 6 million signups
Country targeting provided
We never auto tweet to your timeline
We never auto follow others
We actively moderate our community
Please Share
Please upgrade your browser  chrome