Tips On Building Your Vocabulary


By Atharv Sharma
Published Sept 29, 2021

Hindustan Times


Having an expanded vocabulary would not just help improve your writing skills but also help in expressing yourself better

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Here are a few tips on increasing your vocabulary

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When you see words in books, it's easier to absorb them as you not only learn new words but also get to observe how they are used

Develop a reading habit

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Games like Scrabble, Boggle, and Crosswords puzzles may prove helpful in building your vocabulary

Play word games

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Test out your newly acquired vocabulary in day-to-day conversations to practice and use words in the right context

Practice new words

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There are a range of vocabulary-building apps such as Elevate and Volt that may be used to help out

Use educational apps

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Here are a few unique words to add to your arsenal of words

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(of a person or their manner) gloomy

“a saturnine temperament”


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showing strong feeling

“her voice was low but vehement”


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emanating joy or goodness

“The effulgent sun shone brightly”


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inexperienced and immature

“earnest and callow undergraduates”


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