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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


"Boy: Tales of Childhood," Vocabulary from Parts 1-2

The man who wrote "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's. For more golden details from the boyhood of Roald Dahl that inspired his bestselling children's...
amputate, ingenious, amiable, acquire, ambitious, subside, foliage, 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Historical Documents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...
21 words


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

Comfy Cozy

Here's a list about relaxation and taking it easy. Whether it is for protection from a winter chill or relishing comfort no matter what the season, there are a bunch of words that evoke this feeling...
ensconce, nestled, cuddle, huddle, swathe, envelop, bundle, 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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