Build your vocabulary with Magoosh's free vocabulary game for your iOS device. Quiz yourself every day to learn the 1200 most important words!
• 1200 vocab words picked by an expert tutor
• Definitions and example sentences for every word
• Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced vocabulary sections
• Beat levels to unlock new words
• Track your progress as you study
This app gives you free access to all of Magoosh’s general, GRE, SAT, and TOEFL vocab quizzes. Sign in with a Magoosh account (or create a new one) to save your progress to the web. You can continue your practice online at http://gre.magoosh.com/builder/vocabulary
Created by experts
The entire wordlist is selected and defined with usage examples by Magoosh’s expert tutors, led by Chris Lele. He has been teaching the GRE for more than 10 years, runs a popular vocabulary series on YouTube and he’s also written an eBook on vocabulary. He is unbeatable in Scrabble, or any other word game for that matter.
Designed for fun and learning that really sticks
Each level you beat unlocks a harder one: more words and more advanced vocabulary. Words you don't know will be repeated until you master them, using spaced repetition which has been shown to be a very effective memorization strategy.
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Ratings and Reviews
Good vocabulary, but a liberal slant
The examples given help you remember the words, especially those you miss, but they often have a liberal bias. For jovial the example is supporters of the presidential candidate were jovial when she won the election. For misconstrue, the example is a politician who doesn’t trust journalists. For erratic, the example the president not getting re-elected due to an erratic level of support. For autonomous, the example is factory workers losing their jobs. For chauvinism, the example is people who aren’t vegetarian. For stipend, the example is someone with student loans who can’t get a stipend from the government. For insufferable, the example is someone who always tries to achieve more than others. The list goes on and it happens often; maybe once out of every 4 or 5 words on average and there aren’t correspondingly conservative viewpoints. It would be easy enough to avoid the underlying bias or at least to change some of these examples...jovial that he won the election, journalists misconstruing what was said, factory workers being more productive when working alongside autonomous systems, students working or attending lower priced colleges to avoid needing stipends from the government, people who belittle those who try harder are insufferable, etc.
Great free vocabulary app
I really like using this app in my spare time. It’s fun to compete with my husband over who picked the right definition, and we both learn new definitions and words as we go. It’s surprisingly simple, easy to use, and doesn’t have annoying pop-up adds, which is awesome considering that it’s free.
However, there are a couple things that would make it better.
I would like to see some sort of pronunciation aid before you pick your definition, especially for new and unfamiliar words, as well as identifying how the word is being used (e.g. noun or verb). Both would be helpful in identifying the correct answer before choosing. Also, if you could add some sort of footnote that points out when a word has multiple meanings, we wouldn’t be as confused or self-doubting when presented with a new definition for an already familiar word.
Otherwise, I really enjoy this app and would recommend it to others. Thanks!
This app has been really great in terms of vocab building (as the name suggests). The only thing I would work on is the options presented. Some words that are shown have multiple meanings based on their contexts, so it can be a little difficult to understand which one the app wants until after you select an option and see the example. I think it would be helpful if there was a little disclaimer at the bottom of every word this applied to, indicating that this is only one of multiple meanings (just like in the Magoosh flashcards app). This would prevent people from believing that their original definition is incorrect, and instead just allow them to build upon it.
Also, really appreciate that these apps are free. Most of the resources that are actually helpful have to be bought somehow, so it’s relieving to be able to find such informative guides at no additional cost! Thank you!
- 9.2 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.