The votes are in! We are excited to announce that the 2018 TOEFL® Word of the Year is Integrity!
Thank you to English language learners around the world who voted for their favorite word. Your participation helped make the English Language Month celebration a huge success! See you next year.
The quality of being honest and fair
A quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult
To give power to (someone)
A way of thinking about and understanding something
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The situation in which something happens.
Fun Fact The word context comes from the past participle of the Latin word contexere meaning “to weave together.”Vote!
Large enough to be noticed or have an effect.
Fun Fact The word significant dates all the way back to the 1570s!Vote!
Bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.
Fun Fact The first recorded use of the blended word (hungry and angry) was in The London Magazine in 1992.
To say something you are very proud of in a way that makes it appear as if you are complaining or embarrassed.
Fun Fact Humblebrag was officially added to the dictionary in 2017.
Somebody who starts a business.
Fun Fact Other forms of the word include the noun, “entrepreneurship” and the adjective, “entrepreneurial.”Vote!
A person who has a lot of experience in or knowledge about a particular subject.
Fun Fact In Hinduism, a guru is a personal spiritual teacher.Vote!
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