Smart Words

Smart Words

This extension grows your vocabulary by automatically replacing simple words with SAT/GRE words that mean the same thing.

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What is Smart Words?

Smart Words is a Chrome extension that makes learning new words effortless and enjoyable. Utilizing natural language processing, this tool swaps out ordinary words in any webpage with sophisticated synonyms often encountered on SAT and GRE tests, thereby offering an innovative means of vocabulary enhancement. Safe, unobtrusive, and smart, 'Smart Words' provides you with an enriched browsing experience while amplifying your language skills and expressive ability.

Stats date:
Users: 1,603 ▲ 5
Rating: 3.25 (12)
Version: 1.0 (Last updated: 2018-02-05)
Creation date: 2018-02-04
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 851.97K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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"The best way to learn new words is to read."

...books with big words. The problem is, most of us spend more time reading web pages than we do good old-fashioned books. And let's face it: the internet isn't the best place to go for sophisticated vocabulary words. Until now.

Smart Words injects literary steroids into every website you visit. It provides relevant, interesting synonyms for words whose definitions you already know, with ZERO effort on your part. It's noninvasive and allows you to use the internet as you normally world; all you have to do is hover.

The SAT and GRE are two infamous exams notorious for their love of obscure, fringe vocabulary words. Regardless of whether or not you're preparing for either test, there's no doubt that learning SAT and GRE words drastically improves your vocabulary. That's why Smart Words' expert list of words comes from SAT and GRE tests.

Traditionally, systems like these suffer from one major drawback: words with two or more parts of speech.

"They all fall(verb) down in fall(noun)."

That's where the "Smart" in Smart Words comes in. This extension uses techniques from natural language processing -- a subset of the booming field artificial intelligence -- to guarantee suggested synonyms are of the same part of speech. Where other programs fail, Smart Words succeeds.

"They all tumble* down in autumn*."

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User reviews
The idea is good. It would've been nice if the words were replaced instead of having to hover over them. It makes some texts disappear.
by Ves Ves, 2022-02-10

It tends to break YouTube.
by Curious Molar Curious Molar, 2019-10-08

Buttons break on websites, text turns wacky without words actually being replaced. May have worked in the past but doesn't now.
by Melody Liu Melody Liu, 2018-02-15
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Risk impact

Smart Words is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Smart Words if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Smart Words has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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