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National Spelling Bee '14: Prelims Round 3

Words from Round 3 of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
symposium, Galahad, inertia, apothecary, usurper, wallaby, Gouda, Triassic, baroque, more...
147 words

National Spelling Bee '14: Prelims Round 2

Words from Round 2 of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
protege, verboten, pneumatic, coloratura, mikado, belligerent, ocelot, succotash, tchotchke, more...
200 words

Memorial Day Words

Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was originally called in the localities in which it was celebrated, began as an occasion for decorating the graves of soldiers who had died fighting in the U.S....
martial, respect, observe, picnic, barbecue, memorial, service, holiday, patriotism, more...
27 words

Think Like Sherlock: It's Elementary

Life is filled with mysteries that you can solve. Examine these words and example sentences to discover the methods of Sherlock Holmes. If you need more training on how to be "the most perfect...
incisive, analysis, concentrate, infer, hypothesis, deduce, inquiry, introspective, ascertain, more...
15 words

Words for the High School Graduate

This list of 75 words includes many you probably learned before or during high school. Quiz yourself and see how you do! This list is sampled from The Vocabulary.com Top 1000 .
connotation, unassuming, avocation, omniscient, delve, platitude, blatant, idiosyncrasy, inclusive, more...
75 words

"Perfectly Cromulent": Another Simpsons Vocabulary List

Here is another list showing how "The Simpsons" uses vocabulary in the service of humor. Sometimes it helps to know what the word means in order to get the joke, but more often the joke illustrates...
onslaught, hodgepodge, pagan, pious, rhetorical, sarcastic, repercussion, ample, innocuous, more...
14 words

The Vocabulary of Soviet-Era Nostalgia & Cold War Spy Words

Putin invades Crimea. Kermit the Frog goes to Siberia (where Tina Fey is prison warden). Journalists tweet pics of brown water flowing from faucets in Soviet-reminiscent Sochi hotel rooms. Wes...
agent, agitprop, allegiance, apparatchik, assassination, beluga, commissar, comrade, cover, more...
28 words

Beyond Embiggen: Real Words "The Simpsons" Used Well

"The Simpsons" has been justifiably celebrated for the new words and memorable phrases it has given English during its impressive run on the air. What is sometimes lost in a sea of "Embiggen"s and...
satiety, specious, pungent, puerile, construe, skeptic, dubious, troglodyte, beset, more...
10 words
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