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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, view list...
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A Quick Current Events Vocab Quiz! Are "Nihilistic" Dissidents Threatening Sochi?

As the world prepares to watch the Sochi Olympics despite fears of violence from amorphous and diffuse groups of nihilistic dissidents a new farm bill offers only incremental change and CVS sacrifices...
brook, nihilistic, diffuse, amorphous, curtail, relegate, incremental, apologist, woo, view list...
10 words

Choice Words from Philip Seymour Hoffman's Roles

Philip Seymour Hoffman died on Sunday, Feb. 2nd at the age of 46. One of the most acclaimed actors of his generation, he had the uncanny ability to inhabit a role and make it memorable, no matter how...
desolation, salvation, persist, aspersion, caliber, filch, imposition, sanctimonious, exacerbate, view list...
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A Quick Current Events Vocab Quiz! A State of the State and State of the Union Roundup

After a month of State of the State addresses by governors across the country, President Barack Obama gave a State of the Union address last night focusing on the economy and plans for unilateral...
beleaguer, scorch, escalate, sustainable, repeal, unilaterally, elude, concede, partisan, view list...
10 words

Vocabulary from the lyrics of Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger died on Monday at the age of 94. A pioneer of folk and protest music, his influence on today's music is incalculable. Here we remember him with twelve vocabulary words from songs that span...
rend, ford, slog, tarnish, reap, overlook, lunacy, shirk, shrapnel, view list...
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Want to talk about Richard Sherman?

In many ways the Richard Sherman story is all about language, so it's best to be on top of the words being used to tell it. From journalist Rembert Browne's Grantland analysis of what we mean when we...
explicitly, uncouth, anomaly, juxtaposed, repugnant, braggadocio, aggressive, exuberant, conduct, view list...
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Do "Incendiary" "Diatribes" Make for Good Diplomacy? A Quick Current Events Vocab Quiz

Follow peace talks in Syria, the discredited governor of Virginia's indictment, and continuing coverage of Obama and the NSA....from a vocabularian's perspective! Words drawn from New York Times, Wall...
diatribe, incendiary, injunction, allude, credible, depict, inscribe, transparency, consternation, view list...
10 words

Is Chris Christie a "Miscreant"? A Quick Current Events Vocab Quiz

Follow the New Jersey traffic scandal, Obamacare fallout, NSA hacking, Pacific Rim trade negotiations, and Internet law...from a vocabulary perspective! This current events list was drawn from New...
miscreant, reprehensible, onslaught, surreptitiously, unwitting, malicious, contentious, rift, omit, view list...
10 words
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