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2014-03-06 08:29:23

The popular Dictionary.com Android app now features a robust Learner's Dictionary, with vocabulary-mastering tools needed to achieve success in any school or professional field OAKLAND, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "If you want to surpass your rivals," The Harvard Business Review wrote in 2012, commanding the global language of English is "no longer a matter of choice." Dictionary.com today helps students and aspiring English speakers make that choice easier with the addition of a...

2014-02-27 23:04:35

eReflect discusses word etymology in a recently-published blog post, and traces the origin of the English language by looking at worldwide word maps and linguistic history. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 In-depth vocabulary knowledge involves more than simply knowing a word’s meaning and being able to put it in a sentence correctly. eReflect explains how vocabulary knowledge is multifaceted, and includes learning many more nuances about words, such as synonyms, antonyms,...

2014-02-24 23:04:31

Words can astonish, cause tears, or send shivers down a person's spine. Ultimate Vocabulary™ shares three words with its blog readers that make many people tremble with fear: geophagia, trypophobia, and pervicacious. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Vocabulary knowledge is an essential aptitude that makes a person's professional and personal life better. While most people focus on simple words because of their functionality and usefulness in daily life, other people...

2014-02-16 23:00:57

The parent company of Ultimate Vocabulary™ talks about the one-syllable word that ties people around the globe together in both confusion and understanding. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 eReflect has often talked about the universality of certain phrases and human expressions on its official Ultimate Vocabulary™ blog, and in a recent post the blog editors discussed the one word that everyone knows and uses in their conversations. It's ‘huh’, the one-syllable...

2014-01-19 23:00:49

Language evolves, something that is obvious when an older person and a teenager are talking together. eReflect presents newly-created words that the older generation might not know but can learn a lot from. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 eReflect, developer of Ultimate Vocabulary™ software, is interested in finding and discussing words that have been recently added to the English language, created to express ideas and inventions that were born in the 21st century. In a...

2014-01-15 23:02:44

Understanding the intellectual and social benefits of being an avid reader is the secret to developing a strong love for reading and learning, Chad Manis points out. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Chad Manis has dedicated an entire website to tools and resources busy teachers around the world can use to make the time spent in their classrooms an enriching experience for their students. The basic premise that made this website a reality is that teachers need to support and...

2014-01-04 23:00:39

Rene Kondratzky suggests intensive study sessions as an alternative to moving to an English speaking country for improving English language skills. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 05, 2014 As eReflect points out in this week's news release, language immersion has long been a recommended method for improving overall language competency. In other words, noted the eReflect representative, in order to learn French, it's best to start living in a French-speaking environment, ideally...

2013-12-30 23:01:50

Michael Marzio and his unique approach to teaching real-life English is based on the premise that real life conversations reveal the actual structures native speakers of English are more likely to use, resulting in native-like competency for the learner. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 In a post recently published on eReflect's Ultimate Vocabulary blog, readers can learn how vocabulary improvement can be achieved with Michael Marzio’s real-life English lessons and...

2013-12-26 23:01:12

The internet proves to be the go-to source for quality English learning resources as eReflect confirms in its recent interview with Dimitar Parlapanski. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 27, 2013 The Ultimate Vocabulary™ blog run by eReflect, the noted provider of self-improvement software, has recently published an interview with the creator of the website eflclass.com, Dimitar Parlapanski. In this interview, it is apparent that there are several ways that aspiring English speakers in...

2013-12-24 23:01:10

New vocabulary improvement courses by eReflect are now available on Squidoo. The short courses focus on tips and techniques students can apply to improve their vocabulary. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 25, 2013 eReflect, the company behind Ultimate Vocabulary™ software, has announced the publication of a series of free short courses on vocabulary improvement. These courses are now available on the website Squidoo.com. According to a brief statement from the company, this is an...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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