Not only writers should learn a new word a day, but everyone should, children especially. There is this website called Wordsmith.org that will email you a new word everyday, except weekends! This service is free and I feel that it is one of the best sites on the web. You should go to the site and enter your email address. Also, you may add a friends email address as a gift.
This is something that I do for my instructors and they love it, and a lot of the older ones who frown on technology truly love it. I also send it to my son’s email address.
When they email you the word, Word-A-Day is what it is called, you get the definition, connotation, the history, it’s usage, and a really great quote! What better else could have to learn a new word a day, and save the time from trying to find one.
If you have or have not heard of Wordsmith.org, I hope that you use this really great service. It will definitely broaden your vocabulary.