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Test Prep

100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

American Heritage Dictionaries normally feature about 70,000 entries. From that multitude, the editors have chosen 100 words that are neither obscure nor outlandish that could give middle schoolers...
adversary, aplomb, apprehensive, aptitude, attentive, banish, barricade, more...
100 words

Literature

"Gathering Blue," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

The second in "The Giver Quartet" by Lois Lowry, the novel has similar dystopian themes, but the setting and main character are deliberate contrasts. Gather some clues from this list as to how...
supple, willful, diminish, bicker, devour, reluctant, deter, 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...
15 words

Historical Documents

"While the World Watched," Vocabulary from the Introduction-Chapter 5

While the world watched, September 15, 1963 became a traumatic day that fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull (now also McKinstry) struggled to live past and understand. Read "While the World Watched: A...
inhumane, segregated, castrate, confrontation, ingrained, mandatory, racist, more...
35 words

Speeches

Lincoln Inaugural Address (March 1861)

Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office as the 16th President of the United States on March 4, 1861. Since his election the previous November Southern states had met and declared their intent to...
compliance, address, execution, administration, apprehension, accession, republican, more...
98 words

Just for Fun

Promises, Promises

These words are about contracts we enter into, either with others or ourselves, and all the determination it takes to keep one's promises. Here you'll find many synonyms for "trustworthy" and...
assurance, covenant, indenture, resolute, allegiance, fidelity, steadfast, more...
15 words

News

The Measles Outbreak - What to Know

In the Chicago Tribune article "Doctors, Talk Tough on Measles," Cory Franklin traces the measles back to a nineteenth century outbreak in the South Pacific, discusses what this has in common with the...
affluent, devastate, epidemic, lack, missionary, eradication, vaccine, more...
15 words
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