Writers need words. The right words deliver the message, set the stage, capture an idea, and bring out our voices. But—let’s be honest—learning new words via flash cards or thesauruses isn’t always exciting. Plus, that type of learning isn’t as effective as learning words in context so that they stick.
Enter WordAhead. This site gives you much more than just basic flash cards and quizzes (though it has those also). Here you’ll find short video clips that demonstrate the concept and show you how to use the words in context.
You should know that the videos seem tailored toward a younger audience (and the ones on the main page are a bit morbid), but they have more depth than you’d expect. You don’t just get the word and definition; you also get a story behind an image related to the word. So, it could be a source of inspiration.