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Amelia Boynton Robinson (1911-2015) Tribute List

Amelia Boynton Robinson, known as the matriarch of the Civil Rights Movement, died on August 26 at...
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Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789)

Coauthored by Thomas Jefferson and General Lafayette, this declaration was approved by the National...
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Declaration of the Rights of Woman (1791)

The full title of this declaration includes a focus on citizenship, and it was published two years...
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"The Alchemist," Vocabulary from the Foreword-Section 4

"When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes...
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The top 1,000 vocabulary words have been carefully chosen to represent difficult but common words...
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Jim Burke's Academic Vocabulary List

A thorough survey of various textbooks, assignments, content area standards, and examinations yields...
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Academic Vocabulary Toolkit 1, Words 1-10

Kate Kinsella's "The Academic Vocabulary Toolkit" focuses on words used across different subject...
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"The Alchemist," Vocabulary from the Foreword-Section 4

"When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes...
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Persepolis: "The Veil" through "Moscow"

Persepolis is the true story of one girl's childhood during the Iranian revolution of the late 1970s...
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"The Maze Runner," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-13

"WICKED is good." This is just one of the strange realities that Thomas faces when he is...
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"Frightful's Mountain," Vocabulary from the Foreword–"Frightful Peregrinates"

"Frightful" is usually an adjective, but to Jean Craighead George and her character Sam, it is a...
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Power Suffix: -fy

Learn these words that contain the suffix "-fy", which means "to make into."
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Learn these ten words containing the prefix "ex-" -- meaning "out" or "up."
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Learn these ten words with the prefix pro-, meaning "to go forth"or "put forth."
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Amelia Boynton Robinson (1911-2015) Tribute List

Amelia Boynton Robinson, known as the matriarch of the Civil Rights Movement, died on August 26 at...
10 Words

Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789)

Coauthored by Thomas Jefferson and General Lafayette, this declaration was approved by the National...
30 Words

Declaration of the Rights of Woman (1791)

The full title of this declaration includes a focus on citizenship, and it was published two years...
35 Words

Julian Bond (1940-2015) Tribute List

Civil Rights icon Julian Bond died on August 15 at the age of 75. Bond was one of the original...
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A Word's-Eye View of the Primetime GOP Debate (Aug. 6, 2015)

Following the first debate in the 2016 Republican primary contest aired on Fox News, Vocabulary.com...
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"The Perils of Indifference," Vocabulary from the speech

As part of the Millennium Lecture series at the White House, Elie Wiesel defined indifference (etext...
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Obama, on the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

On March 7th, 2015, President Obama spoke at a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the events of...
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Lincoln Inaugural Address (March 1861)

Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office as the 16th President of the United States on March 4, 1861....
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Our Favorite Lily Tomlin Quotes

Lily Tomlin is a comedy institution. From "Laugh-In" to 9 to 5 to All of Me, to her one woman show...
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Something Smells: From "Malodorous" to "Mephitic" to "It Reeks!"

Let's face it. Sometimes things just stink. Literally. For those times, calling something "smelly"...
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Rap Lyrics

Rap artists are often maligned for their subject matter and dismissed for their use of profanity, as...
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Theodore Bikel (1924-2015) Tribute List

Actor and folksinger Theodore Bikel died on July 21, 2015 at the age of 91. Bikel had many memorable...
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Frank Gifford (1930-2015) Tribute List

Frank Gifford, New York Giant football star and Monday Night Football commentator died on August 9,...
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25 Words from "Baseball and Black History"

Learn these 25 words from a Times article on how Mo'ne Davis and her teammates have become educated...
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A Word's-Eye View of Presidential Candidates in 2016: Campaign Announcements

This list consists of quotes from the 22 candidates for President of the United States (17...
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John Nash (1928-2015) Tribute List

Nobel Prize winner John Forbes Nash, Jr., 86, was killed in a car accident on May 23, 2015 along...
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