Here you will find a rich source of scientific and technological units or indexes of terms related to English words about several academic areas of study and research plus extensive presentations of English vocabulary words in action organized for practical English vocabulary skills; as well as, applicable vocabulary exercises in the form of quizzes.

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If you type in more than one word, they will be presented if all of them appear together in a page or if they exist as a group in the same topical unit.




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The science and technology indexes of English vocabulary words with cross references search links for access to topics and subjects in various academic fields

Directory of topics for easier access to word knowledge about science, technology, social sciences, and other academic subjects. indexed into thematic groups for greater comprehension.

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The banner above and the following link will present a special menu of indexes containing information about science and technology, groups of English words dealing with various academic areas; such as, anthropology, geology, astronomy, archeology, etc. which are presented so you can access several special topic areas for greater word knowledge and vocabulary comprehension.



Index of English words for greater comprehension of scientific and technological terms.

Hand pointing to the get words information siteThe complete index of words is listed for your convenience at this word index link.

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Vocabulary quizzes in random order from easy to more difficult to challenge one's scientific, technological, and practical vocabulary knowledge.

You may use this quiz banner so you can practice your word skills at this special quiz which can also enhance your vocabulary skills and word knowledge.


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If you want to find much more information about words that are organized into Latin and/or Greek families or units, then go to this Word Info site where you may do searches for words AND have access to related thematic units for greater vocabulary knowledge.



An index to Confusing Words listed to clarify the meanings of homonyms, heteronyms, synonyms, homographs, and other words that are often confusing.

Lists of confusing words which are clarified for both native speakers and those who are learning English as a second language.

One forgets words as one forgets names.
One's vocabulary needs constant fertilization or it will die.

—Evelyn Waugh, British novelist


What are the rewards of knowing more about the historical formations of English words?



With most English words there are stories involving the studies of languages; such as, Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, and many others

All of us can experience a sense of discovery and wonder in learning the background of a word which previously held superficial or shallow significance; so such studies may be both educational and entertaining.

Each analysis of a word is presented from the view point of etymology; that is, from the meaning of the word according to its origin.

The Latin word for dog, canis, gives rise to the word for a bird, a canary. Why? The Latin word for a little mouse gives rise to the English word muscle. The English word for school comes from a Greek word for leisure. Only women can become hysterical; only men can be virtuous; etymologically speaking. Why?


Continued at this English History page.

Science and Technology as Influenced by Humans

The world is quite different today than it was even a century ago because over past hundred years our knowledge of the way science works has increased enormously and with it our ability to apply that knowledge to everyday problems (technology) has changed the way many of us live.

Science and technology touch every aspect of the lives of multitudes of people in our world which means that most of us, not just specialists, need to know something about the main features of the sciences that affect our lives, without overwhelming readers with technical complexities.

This Get Words site is dedicated to improving the methods of communication between people on a global scale. Scientists can easily get together today with the improved methods of transportation and communication, culminating in the better use of learning via the internet in which all of science and the entire world can be in constant and instant touch with each other.


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Latin-Greek elements (prefixes, roots, and suffixes) are a significant part of the English language and are available at this Word Info search page.

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