A play­ful way to learn ‘1000 words worth know­ing’ — fast

The Washington Post Sunday - - TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION - — Hayley Tsukayama

Mer­riam-Webster’s Quizzitive app aims to have you mas­ter “1000 Words Worth Know­ing,” and takes a fun spin on build­ing your vo­cab­u­lary. The app gives play­ers quizzes that help you learn and un­der­stand an im­pres­sive list of words. While true word nerds will prob­a­bly know many of the words in the games, it could be a good tool for kids, or for peo­ple who want to brush up their vo­cab­u­lary. The game has 10 lev­els — the words get pro­gres­sively harder. The game keeps track of the words you got right and wrong, so you’ll know ex­actly what needs work.

The app is free to down­load, and the free ver­sion gets you ac­cess to the first two lev­els. Af­ter that, you can pay $2 to un­lock fur­ther lev­els and get rid of ads. Speak­ing of the ads, they can be easy to hit by ac­ci­dent — par­tic­u­larly if you’re try­ing to tap some­thing while work­ing against the clock. Still, the game is a lot of fun and a nice way to pass the time be­tween en­gage­ments. Just don’t get sucked in and miss your next ap­point­ment.

Free, for iOS.

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