Margaret Lyons
October 16, 2009 AT 09:47 PM EDT

Sempiternal. Palimpsest. Perspicacious. Maybe your vocabulary could use a little boost? Enter Artwiculate, “the twitter-based Word of the Day competition that helps clever people look clever and helps the rest of us learn new words.”

Artwiculate sends out a word of the day and then vocabulary enthusiasts incorporate it into their tweets. All the tweets that use the WotD show up on Artwiculate, and wordnerds then vote for their faves. My one beef is that the words aren’t quite obscure enough: Today’s is acquiesce, and other recent entries include imbue, ethereal, and bravado.

Still, Artwiculate blends a noble pursuit with elegant execution, and given that the site is just getting off the ground, I’m optimistic about the project’s future. What about you?

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