You don’t have to love words to love these websites. But if you’re already a logophile, beware: the mere act of checking out these sites may lead to obsessive browsing and resultant neglect of self.
Confusing Words, http://www.confusingwords.com/. “A collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and writers.”
Virtual Salt, http://www.virtualsalt.com/vocablst.htm. Boost your verbal power by expanding your vocabulary with Virtual Salt’s 1062 word list.
Write Express, http://www.rhymer.com/. Free online rhyming dictionary.
Wordnik, http://www.wordnik.com/. Pick a word, any word. Here you’ll find its definition, examples of usage, synonyms and near-synonyms, statistics, images, audio pronunciation, and related Wordnik users’ comments.
Word Spy, http://www.wordspy.com/, the “word lover’s guide to new words.” Entertaining, hip, and a little weird.
100 Words, http://www.100words.com/about.php. “100 Words is an exercise in disciplined creativity that challenges talented writers and wordsmiths to write exactly 100 words at a time.” A related website is http://www.101words.org/, which invites writers to craft 101 word short stories as an “exercise in creative discipline and clever wordplay.”