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"Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Unmapped Sea," (Book 5) Chapters 1-3

Before learning words from The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Unmapped Sea, (Book 5) be sure to check out the Vocabulary.com interview with Incorrigible author Maryrose Wood. More...
morose, gruff, polyglot, whit, woe, incorrigible, waning, pithy, ruefully, more...
48 words

"A Dance with Dragons," Vocabulary from the Prologue-Chapter 11

"Things can change quickly in the game of thrones." Play this list to discover whose destinies are defined by the dragons that dance around the worlds created by George R. R. Martin. Here are links to...
abomination, grotesque, stature, disproportion, attaint, respite, tenuous, shackle, reconcile, more...
35 words

"Doing Time Online," Vocabulary from Tuesday, September 14-Tuesday, September 21

12-year-old Mitchell thought he would LOL when he and his friend decided to play a prank on an elderly neighbor. But the neighbor gets hurt, and he ends up at the police station. Two days a week for a...
foul, backfire, juvenile, ancient, resident, wisdom, jagged, miserable, bland, more...
25 words

"Thirteen Reasons Why," Vocabulary from the Intro-Cassette 2

"Everything affects everything" and "in the end, everything matters." Through the voice of one character and the ears of another, Jay Asher explains what "everything" means to a high school girl and...
intentional, serrated, souvenir, meander, smirk, insight, relevance, awkward, compatible, more...
35 words

GŁnter Grass (1927-2015) Tribute List

Nobel Laureate GŁnter Grass died on April 13, 2015 at the age of 87. He wrestled tirelessly with his native Germany's modern history in novels and essays of impressive depth and range. His literary...
ersatz, predestination, stratum, utopia, preclude, surfeit, pathos, euphoria, egregious, more...
12 words

"NewJack: Guarding Sing Sing," Vocabulary from Chapter 1

Most people try to stay out of jail, but Ted Conover wanted to get in. As an investigative journalist, he was denied access. So he trained and applied to be a "newjack" (a new correction officer). Do...
massive, hodgepodge, neglect, decrepit, arsenal, cursory, corridor, sprawl, diurnal, more...
30 words

"Tears of a Tiger," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-14

The first book of the Hazelwood High Trilogy introduces Andrew Jackson, who sounds like a presidential character worthy of being on the twenty dollar bill. But the fictional Andy is a teenage Tiger...
frantically, honorable, strict, infinite, outrageous, grief, fortunate, dialect, unruly, more...
35 words

"The Contender," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-6

"Before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender." Go through some rounds with this list to find out what Robert Lipsyte's main character considers worth fighting for. Here are links to our...
twilight, transistor, stoop, perpetual, stench, synagogue, undertaker, sheepish, surge, more...
35 words
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