Enhance your vocabulary, improve your ability to recall words, stimulate your creativity, learn a new language, or get better at solving crossword puzzles and playing Scrabble—whatever your goal may be, our Word Skills section can help you achieve it.
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One overall way to improve your word skills is to learn another language. This may seem counterintuitive, but learning a foreign language (rather than simply studying your own) can actually strengthen your facility with language by giving you a better understanding of its structure and how we use it to express ourselves. You will also be improving your brain health. Research has shown that learning another language can reduce the risks of dementia.
Having trouble recalling words? Games like Blurt, Hink Pink and Smart Mouth challenge your brain to recall words quickly in order to beat your opponents. Are you a Puzzler looking for new challenges? Browse our collection of crossword puzzle books.