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Test Prep

100 SAT Words Beginning with "A"

What better way to prepare for the sentence completion and passage-based questions on the SAT than to commit yourself to completing our alphabetically organized SAT lists? Find lists of SAT words...
abase, aberration, abhor, abject, abrasive, abstain, abstract, more...
100 words


"Into the Wild," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-7

Be drawn "Into the Wild" through the words of Jon Krakauer as he retraces the steps of Alexander Supertramp, also known as Christopher McCandless, who chose to disappear from a safe and orderly life....
unsullied, infallibility, derelict, contumacious, autopsy, mawkish, estranged, more...
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Morphology & Roots

More English Words that Derive from Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Here are 15 more common English words whose roots come from indigenous languages of the Americas. The fate of the people who spoke these languages varies greatly, from tribes lost to history that we...
ipecac, cashew, cayenne, pirana, cougar, Petunia, pecan, more...
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Historical Documents

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

On 24th September 1996, the nations of the world convened to sign a treaty that banned the testing and development of all nuclear weapons in a massive step towards harmony and peace. This list of...
preamble, nuclear, proliferation, implementation, systematic, ultimate, cessation, more...
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Bush's Address on 9/11

On September 11, 2001, the US witnessed the tragic loss of life brought about by acts of terrorism in New York and Washington DC. That evening, President George W. Bush addressed the nation.
evil, despicable, unyielding, foundation, implemented, priority, precaution, more...
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Just for Fun

Jan Hooks (1957-2014) Tribute List

Jan Hooks died on October 9, 2014 after a serious illness at the age of 57. As a cast member of Saturday Night Live (From 1986-1991), Hooks could inspire laughter with the slightest mannerism or the...
rebuke, compulsion, abrogate, dowdy, vanity, despicable, liquid, more...
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Quotes about Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier (1951-2014)

Former Hatian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier died of a heart attack on October 4, 2014 at the age of 63. While most historians agree that he was an improvement on his father, "Papa Doc,"...
venal, affable, stolid, unanimous, redemption, embezzle, ascension, more...
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When it comes to word learning, a lot of people will ask, "How many words should you learn in a day?" Setting a daily goal makes any long-term learning or self improvement project less overwhelming. The only problem with this approach? The number of words you can learn in a single day is zero. Continue reading...
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