Feb 05, 2022

Spelling Matters

Would you know how to spell the words below if you didn't have a spell check on your computer? (v.) To prolong, lengthenprotrackprotactprotractpretractportract(adj.) Performed as routine without interest or carepefunctoryperfuctoryprefunctoryperfunctaryperfunctory(v.) To support or adopt as one's ownespousseespouceesposeespoeseespouse(adj.) Not repentant, not reformed in heart or... more

Jan 19, 2022

WordUp! Vocabulary Challenge Has Begun

Round 1 of the Vocabulary Challenge is over! It took place on January 12. Vicki from Ohio vs. India from NC. India won by 1 point!!!Round II gets underway THIS SATURDAY, January 22 with Marcie from Illinois challenging Drew from VA. The winner will meet India in the Quarterfinal round on January 29.There's still a few slots open. You can sign up for your chance to win $500 by going to allwordzmatter.com Click on WordUp Vocabulary Challenge.Somebody's gonna win so it might as... more

Nov 30, 2021

Are You Misspelling These Words?

Hey Auntie Bev. here,Although you don't have to know how to spell a word to participate in the WordUp! Vocabulary Challenge, knowing how to spell words correctly is vitally important when it comes to writing. How many of these words could you spell without hesitation?accommodate, dilemma, yacht, equilibrium, facetious, scenario, tenant, obscene, addendum, conceited, etiquette, Mississippi.There's still time to sign up to participate in the Vocabulary Challenge. Everyone who advances... more

Nov 22, 2021

Mini Vocabulary Challenge

What does “obliterate” mean?a) to keep or rememberb) to remove or destroy all traces of; do away with; destroy completelyc) arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of powerIf you answered B without "cheating" you got it right.If something is “preposterous”, it is …a) completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; utterly foolish; absurd; senseless.b) absolutely necessary; indispensable.c) of, relating to, or characterized by victory.If you answered A... more

Nov 13, 2021

The $500 Vocabulary Challenge

What started out as a "vision" has become a REALITY. The First Annual WordUp! Vocabulary Challenge will kick off on January 8, 2022 at 3:00pm with the official Sponsor, AAG REVERSE MORTGAGE First priority for sign-ups are being given to members of my AllWordzMatter community and to YOU--because of your generous support on Buy Me a Coffee.You can sign up RIGHT NOW! https://allwordzmatter.com/wordup/ (Members of ALLWORDZMATTER receive a FREE ENTRY)There is a one-time membership fee... more

Oct 03, 2021

Did You Know these Facts about English?

Did you know:During the course of the year, almost 4,000 new words are added to the dictionary? The word “girl” was not initially used to refer to a specific gender. It used to mean “child” or “young person” regardless of the gender.The word "SWIMS" will still be SWIMS when you turn it upside down.The most commonly used letter is "e".Some words only come in "plural" form: pajamas, jeans, scissors, eyeglasses, pants,... more

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