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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...
10 words

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

John Leonard on Doris Lessing's "Time Bites" and more

Doris Lessing died this weekend. She was a controversial figure with a body of work so vast it is difficult to know where to start. In this review of an essay collection of Lessing's from 2006, the...
barbarous, imperious, snide, doppelganger, rapture, sage, calisthenics, pedagogy, aphorism, more...
27 words

President Obama's remarks on Syria crisis

The situation in Syria is extremely complicated and seems to constantly be in flux. President Obama addressed the nation to talk about both the possibility of a peaceful solution and the prospect of...
regime, humanitarian, settlement, massacre, clutch, implore, gruesome, holocaust, dictator, more...
26 words
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