Introduction to ‘Word of the Day’

Introduction to ‘Word of the Day’

Do you know what propinquity means? Vagary? Indolent? Our Word of the Day feature can help anyone, students or adults, expand their vocabulary.

Each day we define a new vocabulary word, show how often it has appeared in The Times, highlight how it was used in a recent Times article, and then ask students to take a one-question quiz that tests whether they understand the word.

In addition, every year we invite students to participate in our annual Vocabulary Video Contest by creating a 15-second video that defines one of the words in our Word of the Day archive.