This wiki is for the exclusive use of my friends and colleagues. Account creation and anonymous editing have been turned off.

If you are a friend or colleague of mine, and would like to participate in this project, please send me a message.

If you find these pages useful, please donate to help cover server costs. Thanks!

Category:Word Manual

From OdleWiki

This category is an online dictionary and thesaurus created by my English students.

For information about creating and editing entries see the help page for this category.


This is an ongoing project that is meant to encourage word study and vocabulary development, as well as the development of online collaboration skills.

Content of Each Entry

Ideally, each word page should include the following elements:

  • Definition
  • Origin
  • Pronunciation
  • Related Words
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Easily Confused Words
  • Sample Sentences
  • Examples from Literature

For an example, see gauche.

Additional information can be included as appropriate. This could include spelling variations among English speaking countries (U.S. organize vs. U.K. organise, for example), slang meanings, and alternate pronunciations.

Students are welcome to add multiple pronunciation files. They are also welcome to add pronunciation files for sample sentences.


This project is also meant to encourage online collaboration across time and space. Students are encouraged to use the discussion page for each entry before making major changes.