Word Wise 2018: The Complete Collection

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Hi there!

It’s been a while; my sophomore year has kept me insanely busy. Thus, I haven’t been able to post, and Word Wise had to end much earlier than scheduled. However, Word Wise still had an awesome year, with a huge collection of hand-selected words now ready to be archived.

Word Wise will return in June of 2019 for its 5th year, so stay tuned!

Below, you’ll find the complete 2018 collection of words. For the newest content, be sure to check out the Word Wise page at the top of 12 and Beyond!

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Word Wise 2017 | The Complete Collection

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Welcome to the 2017 collection of 12 and Beyond’s original series, Word Wise. Over the past year, 365 words have been featured on 12 and Beyond, all hand-picked and designed to enhance your vocabulary. This collection of words represents a complete variety of real-world sources, including journalism, novels, and verbal speech, that caught my attention over the past year. And thus, this year’s purpose of Word Wise has been fulfilled- to assist both myself and others to have in-depth conversations, to write with an author’s vocabulary, and overall, gain confidence in the words we use to express ourselves. And more words await you too- visit the Word Wise page for the latest words as we begin 2018 with a theme of optimism. 

Please enjoy the complete 2017 Word Wise archive below.

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Word Wise- September 23, 2016

Word of the Day2

Hello! Here is today’s word of the day:


Noun; A drawing, picture, or portrait of the outline of a person or object often filled in with a solid black color.

My example sentence: After returning from a vacation late at night, I stumbled over a chair that was surrounded by numerous other silhouettes, making it confusing to navigate the kitchen.

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Word Wise- September 19, 2016

Word of the Day2

Hello! Here is today’s hand-selected word of the day:


Verb; to hold back

My example sentence: I had to forbear the urge to ask questions until after class as my teacher began explaining the concept of physics- which is actually really interesting once you understand it.

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