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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, view list...
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, view list...
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, view list...
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, view list...
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, view list...
12 words

"A Deadly Wandering," Vocabulary from Part One

U text. U drive. U pay. In the case described by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel, a distracted driver who killed two rocket scientists went to jail for 30 days. The lifelong guilt...
bisect, embryonic, tenacity, acronym, elucidate, forebear, cognition, soiree, sacrilegious, view list...
40 words

"Names/Nombres," Vocabulary from the personal essay

Julia Alvarez has 12 names. For the author, this reminder of her Dominican heritage was not always a source of pride. See how her feelings about names reflect her relationships to herself, her family,...
trill, forbid, embarrassed, insist, pity, hesitate, ethnicity, initial, merge, view list...
20 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, view list...
30 words
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