News this week was dominated by protesters in Ukraine staving off police incursion by surrounding themselves with a ring of fire, while a second week of Olympics games were underway in Sochi, Russia, and the Congressional Budget Office released the results of a study of a minimum wage increase.

Follow coverage from a vocabularian's perspective by learning 10 words from this week's New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post coverage: "Apt" Words from Ukraine.

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