People today seem to be heavily into self-improvement. One thing that people decide to do for themselves is expand their vocabulary. There are several internet sites that distribute “Words of the Day” to help people build their vocabulary. Therefore, the first step is to sign up at one of these sites. Dictionary.com (www.Dictionary.com) is a simple website to remember. Dictionary.com sends its subscribers emails with the word, a definition, and two instances where the word was used in actual publications. At the bottom of the email, Dictionary.com also gives the etimology of the word.
Mirriam-Webster (www.mirriam-webster.com) also publishes a Word-of-the-Day to email inboxes. These emails are comprised of the definition, an example of the word in a sentence, and trivia about the history of use of the word.
Sign up at one of these sites or other sites like them. Read the emails carefully, then practice putting the word in an original sentence, similar to the example sentences provided. Use the word as much as possible throughout the day. If necessary, write the word down on a sheet of paper or index card and have a quiz at the end of the week.