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LookUp: English dictionary

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As far as dictionaries go, LookUp is a real looker: The app’s Word of the Day feed is full of colorful illustrations, each representing a new (and often esoteric) word.

Learn useful (and not so useful) words every day.

These images do more than make for a prettier dictionary: They’re also a surprisingly effective way to help you remember all of those definitions.

For example, malleate (to beat into shape with a hammer) appears in a bold font, paired with a drawing of a hammer. Pronk (to jump with all four limbs at once) is shown with four-legged animals leaping. And smaragdine (having the color of emeralds) places the word, along with the gem, on a dark-green background.

Find a word (or illustration) you like? Save it to your favorites.

Like any good dictionary, LookUp also lets you search for words, providing the definition, etymology, beginning of its Wikipedia entry if available, and a click-to-play pronunciation guide.

So challenge yourself to learn a new word a day. Start with tarantism (an extreme urge to dance), perhaps. Drop it in conversation and see how many raised eyebrows you get.

    LookUp: English dictionary

    Learn a new word every day

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