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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, more...
10 words

A Polar "Vortex" and a "Mercurial" Basketball Star: Ten Words in the News You Need to Know

With much of the U.S. braving record-breaking cold weather, the U.S. government launched a new investigation into fraudulent bond sales by some of Wall Street's largest and most prestigious banks, and...
defraud, fictitious, concoct, flamboyant, mercurial, vortex, brace, acclimate, frigid, more...
10 words

President Obama's Remarks on the Economy

To begin the New Year, the President made some remarks about the economy. Mr. Obama pointed out the progress he believes the country has made while addressing what still needs to be achieved. One...
deficit, indiscriminate, sequester, partisan, vital, eloquent, avail, grace, ideology, more...
14 words

Ten Words from New York Times History - Castro Takes Power - Jan. 1, 1959

From Batista and Regime Flee Cuba; Castro Moving to Take Power; Mobs Riot and Loot in Havana .
provisional, conspire, penitentiary, conjunction, insurgent, exodus, junta, intimate, asylum, more...
10 words

President Obama's End of the Year Press Conference

Before his Hawaiian vacation begins, President Obama gave a year-end press conference on a wide variety of issues, including the NSA spying scandal and the continuing healthcare roll-out. The...
fiscal, deficit, diligently, poised, sequester, bipartisan, initiate, initiative, brooding, more...
27 words

On Torch-Bearing "Ineptitude" and Fed "Conclaves": Ten Words in the News You Need to Know

This week's news is marked by Olympic torch bearing ineptitude leading up to the Sochi Games, speculation as to discussion topics at a Fed conclave , and the Indian government's diplomatic retaliation...
ineptitude, allotted, caldron, conclave, inflation, placate, mission, deplorable, erupt, more...
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South Africans "Burnish" While Ukrainians "Blandish": Ten Words in the News You Need to Know

While mourners burnish Mandela's memory, Ukrainian protesters brandish makeshift weapons against security forces. Meanwhile, in the US, legislators agree on budget terms, and we look at the term...
queue, pandemonium, phalanx, burnish, status quo, infrastructure, truncheon, rebuke, brandish, more...
10 words

Time for Kids: "Typhoon in the Philippines"

A powerful tropical storm in the Philippines leaves thousands dead. Read the full story here .
massive, typhoon, devastation, horrific, tragedy, survivor, debris, tropical, hurricane, more...
18 words
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