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A Quick Current Events Quiz: Al Qaeda "Indoctrination" in Syria and More

Al Qaeda indoctrination in Syria, a new platform for Facebook, and Obamacare changes to address a hampered roll out. Follow this week's news coverage from a vocabularian's perspective by learning 10...
sanctuary, indoctrination, systematic, acquire, revenue, platform, eligible, implement, surge, more...
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A Quick Current Events Quiz: A Flight Lost "En Route" and an "Alienated" "Electorate"

This week's news brings us vocabulary from the search for missing Flight 370, new data in the story of rising prescriptions for attention-deficit medications, and a Republican victory in Florida as...
en route, protracted, corroborate, ascribe, exacerbate, tether, alienate, potent, affiliated, more...
10 words

Would E-cigarettes Lose the Smoker's Stigma if Called by Another Name? A Quick Current Events Vocab Quiz

An evolving conundrum in the Ukraine, semantics issues behind undetected use of e-cigarettes among teens, continuing disfigurement and worse for U.S. soldiers deaths in Afghanistan, and news from the...
bluster, conundrum, influx, vapor, stigma, semantics, disfigure, proficient, rebuff, more...
10 words

The Ukraine Crisis: 15 Words You Need to Know

Following the growing crisis in the Ukraine. Here are 15 vocabulary words you need to know. Drawn from: "No Easy Way Out of Ukraine Crisis," The New York Times, Mar. 4, 2014
exercise, bluster, bravado, peninsula, influx, autonomous, sovereignty, dubious, annex, more...
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The End of "Impunity" in Mexico

A Mexican drug lord's arrest, Ukraine's new reality, skinnier U.S. preschoolers, and a trove of marine fossils in Chile... Follow this week's news coverage from a vocabularian's perspective by...
fief, impunity, epidemic, consensus, oust, at large, dissolve, commission, assemblage, more...
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A Quick Current Events Vocab Quiz: "Apt" Words for Ukraine

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,...
parry, phalanx, acrid, blare, thwart, prowess, inherent, apt, hover, more...
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A Quick Current Events Vocab Quiz: "Bemuse"/"Amuse" + "Integrity" in Numbers

President François Hollande challenges protocols by attending a lavish State dinner without a date, Olympian skiers tie for the gold amid abundant sunshine, and, after a night of mulling, House...
protocol, lavish, conspicuous, fete, abundant, integrity, angst, mull, balk, more...
10 words

Olympics Vocabulary for Champions

Train for some Olympics-viewing with this list, then whip new words out at the water cooler as you go for the (conversational) gold!
motivated, victorious, federation, anticipation, comeback, achievement, valedictory, quadrennium, gravitas, more...
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