I was functionally illiterate until I reached the tenth grade. At that time I was fifteen years old. Until that period I could read a few words, spell even fewer words and could not write at all. In fact, to this day I am only able to illegibly print, the remnant of a trick I used to hide my inability to spell. In spite of my academic deficiencies which shadow me to this day, I acquired a fascination for words and their meanings. By the time I finished my second master's degree I accumulated somewhat of a Buckley-esque vocabulary. However, forging a comprehensive vocabulary took a great deal of time and work and a lot of sweat and tears. Now, a college psychology professor and author of several books, I decided to create and encourage a fun and entertaining way of introducing new and interesting words into your vocabulary. To accomplish this I have authored The Word Conundrum Vocabulary Challenge. In The Word Conundrum Vocabulary Challenge you will find words and ideas that will make you smile and facilitate the process of learning new vocabulary. The Word Conundrum Vocabulary Challenge gives you the opportunity to become a wordsmith. Take the time to read each entry. Analyze what I have written. Some words may not be challenging. Good for you. Others may stump you. Use the dictionaries on-line to learn the definition of each word that you cannot identify. Then commit the word to memory, all in the context of having a little fun.