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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

Literature

"O Captain! My Captain!" -- Vocabulary from the poem

Walt Whitman's famous "O Captain! My Captain!" is a tribute to Abraham Lincoln at the end of the Civil War and a mournful remembrance after the President's assassination (etext found here).
fearful, weather, sought, exult, steady, grim, fling, more...
16 words

Morphology & Roots

Food and Drink Words with Arabic Roots

Most words come to us from the English language's Germanic roots, as well as a lot of Latin and Ancient Greek. There are, however, many English words that are actually derived from Arabic. Most of...
albacore, alcohol, apricot, artichoke, aubergine, carafe, caraway, more...
18 words

Historical Documents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...
21 words

Speeches

Starting Your New Life: Inspiring Words from Commencement Speeches

Spring is in the air. So are graduation caps and words of wisdom. See how notable speakers from various fields (including a cartoonist, scientist, and president) have inspired the rising of new...
indispensable, untouchable, audacity, improvisation, inevitable, determine, indulge, more...
20 words

Just for Fun

Lauren Bacall (1924-2014) Tribute List

Lauren Bacall, one of the great, strong female movie stars of the 1940s, died on August 12, 2014 at the age of 89. In the Hollywood imagination she will forever be tied to Humphrey Bogart, her...
proposition, lanky, equitable, sedentary, content, vulgar, bombastic, more...
10 words

News

A Quick Current Events Quiz: Pulitzer Prizes in the News

Talking about the Pulitzer Prizes awarded this week? Make sure you're up on these ten words essential for talking about the forces shaping our culture. We publish this ten-word list drawn from news...
wry, lyric, compensate, rectify, deftly, subsequent, empathetic, more...
10 words
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Vocabulary.com Blog
On WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show, Vocabulary.com lexicographer Ben Zimmer transformed the shows usual conversation about culture into a call-in vocabulary quiz show. Continue reading...
Here is the latest in a series of tips on usage and style shared by Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl. With students returning to school, Mignon asks if they're best described as "anxious" or "eager." Continue reading...
Students around the country can take part in a new, nationwide challenge: the Vocabulary Bowl, a competition in which schools vie to see who can master the most words and come out on top of the yearlong Vocabulary.com leaderboard for the 2014-15 school year. Continue reading...
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