Do you love words?
Maybe you like the sound of them: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Or how they’re strung together in ways that touch your emotions—anticipation, joy, or sadness. A word added to another and slid just the right way into a sentence can produce a smile.
Maybe you like word games, too. I confess I’m a Word-Game Junkie.
I particularly like to play Word Dynamo. The game is like a slot machine. You click a button, a word pops up, then you pick the definition of your choice. Feedback comes immediately!
There may not be flashing lights and loud buzzers like in a casino, yet, it’s gratifying to see the big green X and “Correct!” at the top of the page.
I usually start with the game “How many Words to you know?” http://dynamo.dictionary.com/
Here’s a sample of the vocabulary words:
Then, I move on to “Choose a topic to learn.” I select “Test Prep” and GRE Vocal Level 1: A-C. There are 27 words in the list; here is a sampling of 5.
If I’m feeling really lucky, I move on to “Tricky Words for the GRE”
The game has 49 words. Again, a sampling of 5.
When you’re in need of a break, click on the link and play Word Dynamo.
Or if you’re looking for a great summer read, give Bayou Born a try.
Bayou Born is available at the following places:
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Linda Joyce is an award-winning writer born in Biloxi, Mississippi, who calls New Orleans home. Her Louisiana roots run deep, and they’re intertwined with her Japanese heritage. She grew up traipsing from one Air Force base to the next, including a four-year tour of Japan. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and three dogs: General Beauregard, Gentleman Jack, and Masterpiece Renoir. Linda always returns to New Orleans to recharge and reconnect.
Bayou Born, released in February, is the first book in her Fleur de Lis series. Bayou Bound, the second book in the series will soon have a release date.