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Our New Favorite GRE Vocab Site: Word Dynamo from

Many of you have probably heard of, if you haven’t already used the site before to look up GRE vocabulary. Maybe you are even familiar with its “Word of the Day” feature, which offers up a difficult vocabulary word along with helpful example sentences.

Well, they’ve just unleashed something far more robust, interactive, and downright fun – Word Dynamo.

I have to admit – I was just checking out the site…and, uh, I ended up spending far more time on it than I had anticipated. It’s not just the GRE words lists that I made (anyone can make these lists!), nor is it the other lists I checked out. It’s the fact that in Word Dynamo, has made such an engaging way to learn—and practice—anything from GRE vocabulary to characters from ancient mythology (or maybe it’s the fact that the site is so darn cute).

We recommend using these as fun, productive study breaks in conjunction to absorbing lots of words in context, as always.

Notable features include flashcards, crosswords, and badges. You also earn points earned for answering questions correctly. You can even challenge your friends on Facebook!

Essentially, Word Dynamo has turned learning anything into an addictive game, and that means learning GRE vocabulary. So if you’ve got a pesky list of words that you can’t seem to remember (or simply want to learn all the Vocab Wednesday words), make a game out of learning them, by heading to

Let us know how you’re using Word Dynamo, especially if you have any tips for other Magoosh GRE students! 🙂

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13 Responses to Our New Favorite GRE Vocab Site: Word Dynamo from

  1. S. October 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    Sadly, the word dynamo has been taken offline. Now you have to pay for it in app form.

  2. Christina August 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    I’ve been using Tyrannosaurus Prep. The pod casts give you great ways to remember words, though the site itself can be pretty repetitive. There’s also verbal learn, this also has podcasts and a site. The site is pretty boring unless you pay a hefty subscription fee, but it exposes you to words I hadn’t heard otherwise.

    • Chris Lele
      Chris August 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

      Thanks for the recommendations :). I’ll have to check out the podcast (though, as you mentioned, the site does seem pretty repetitive).

  3. T-W August 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm # is also a very good vocab website.

    Check out my GRE word list:

    • Chris Lele
      Chris August 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

      That’s a great list! I just gave it a 5-star rating :).

  4. Kel August 3, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Great suggestion Chris! Have you used I find it really useful and engaging,especially the images and mnemonics.

    • Margarette Jung
      Margarette August 3, 2012 at 11:57 am #

      Just jumping in to say I tried the memebean free trial a while ago, and it seemed really great!

    • Chris Lele
      Chris August 6, 2012 at 11:24 am #

      Yes, membean is another fun way to learn vocab. Cool design coupled with dynamic exercises makes it a winner. Though, I see they charge now :(. It used to be free.

  5. vaisnavi August 3, 2012 at 6:22 am #

    Spent 6 hrs yesterday on this very site 😛 I must say this site and would be enough to build a solid grasp on vocabulary.

    • Santoshkalyan August 4, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      Me too. all night.. if i remember….

    • Chris Lele
      Chris August 6, 2012 at 11:25 am #

      Wow, that’s even more time than I spent :).

      I agree – both are great ways to learn vocabulary, showing that, once again, the internet can provide more effective way of learning than traditional mediums.

      • Santoshkalyan August 7, 2012 at 7:45 am #



        Also, prior to this, i was using

        Any review on that ?

        • Chris Lele
          Chris August 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

          This site is not bad. Though I wish they would have more features on some of the word lists. I like the feature that allows you to come up with the word based on context.

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