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Vocabulary Lists

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


"The Help," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-9

As a collective noun, the title of the novel by Kathryn Stockett refers to the black maids working in the white households of the American South. As an abstract noun, "the help" could refer to the...
tote, fray, congeal, sorority, hussy, rheumatism, fiasco, more...
35 words

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Historical Documents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

Ben Bradlee (1921-2014) Tribute List

Ben Bradlee died on Oct. 21, 2014 at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Washington Post, one of the nation's premier newspapers, at a time when everyone got their news from the newspaper....
clout, gloat, convene, spiel, spar, cater, incalculable, 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...
10 words
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Following today's release of the teen horror pic Ouija, we're taking another look at our blurb for the word. Turns out, it's less about the occult and more about "getting to 'yes.'" Continue reading...
Anyone who works for a large organization (or maybe even a small one) knows that certain phrases grab people's imagination and spread through the organization. If you're like me, you go to meetings and presentations and expressions keep popping up, which is very distracting — you try to listen to what the speaker is saying, but you end up paying more attention to how they're saying it. Continue reading...
Can a large vocabulary make you...sexy? If you're Tom Hiddleston, the actor who plays Loki in the film Thor, the answer is yes. According to a recent Bustle compilation of Hiddleston's greatest feats of vocabulary derring-do, we've compiled a list of words "guaranteed to make you swoon." Continue reading...
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