War of the Words

New York Times – At a moment when dictionaries are becoming social media powerhouses, and lexicographers “word-nerd celebrities,” we’re pleased to say that nearly 900 teenagers from around the world participated in our latest 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest.

Below you can view the work of our winners, listed in alphabetical order, as well as find a list of runners-up and honorable mentions. As always, our choices were chiefly based on originality and how well each video showed an understanding of the word and its use in a specific context. As always, we were sticklers for the rules. Read more here- War of the Words

Watch more videos here- War of the Words

NY Times Contest

I love this contest but you are too young.  If you get get an older friend or sibling to enter with you… go for it!  Or make one for the class with a word from WordMasters!

Student Contest | Our Fourth Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Challenge


Along with Vocabulary.com, our collaborators for Word of the Day, we invite you to create a short video that defines or teaches any of the words in our now over 1600-word strong collection.

World’s Worst Pet

worstpet)World’s Worst Pet is a free iPad app  to help you increase your vocabulary. It contains a series of fun vocabulary games. In the app players have to help bring home Snargg, the world’s worst pet, who has run away. To get Snargg back players have to fill his food dish by learning new vocabulary words. The games are fill-in-the-blank, synonym identification, antonym identification, and definition identification.  The app contains a total of 1,000 vocabulary words. Download today and see how you do! Let us know what you think by posting a comment to this post.


knowordNever be board this summer! Knoword is a fun and challenging game that tests your ability to match definitions to words. Knoword provides you with the first letter of a word, its part of speech, and the definition. You have to fill in the correct spelling of the word. If you enter the correct word, you earn points. If you don’t get it right, you lose points. If you register to play Knoword, you can keep track of your game statistics and even earn badges.  Let us know what you think!