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Vocabulary from "Pericles' Funeral Oration" by Thucydides

Delivered after the first battles of the Peloponnesian War, this oration by Pericles is nothing short of an attempt to reaffirm a civilization's underpinnings in the face of massive death and...
incredulity, dominion, augmented, dilate, panegyric, obscurity, magistrate, banish, spleen, more...
25 words

Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address"

One of the greatest speeches in American history, Lincoln's battlefield oration is certainly the shortest. We've chosen 20 words out of the entire speech's 272.
conceive, liberty, proposition, engage, civil, endure, dedicate, portion, hallow, more...
14 words

President Obama's Press Conference on Health Care Plan and Other Issues

President Obama held a press conference to address criticism of the Affordable Care Act rollout as well as to address several international situations. Here are 25 words to help you follow the give...
implement, wrought, fragile, anxious, vast, consistent, brazen, undermine, repeal, more...
25 words

Vocabulary from Mandela's Capetown address upon his election

Upon his election as president of South Africa in 1994, Nelson Mandela gave an address to the people of Capetown, which embodied his vision for a government which fairly represented all the people of...
ordained, convergence, infamy, stifle, banish, aspiration, charter, embody, provincial, more...
15 words

President Obama's Speech at the United Nations

In the middle of several international crises involving Syria and Iran among others, President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Use our list of 67 words to help follow...
delegate, aspiration, whim, tyrant, prosperity, carnage, naive, eradicate, annihilate, more...
67 words

President Obama's Speech on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. 's " I have a dream" speech, President Obama spoke about the progress made by African-Americans since 1963 and how far we all still...
evident, endowed, unalienable, emancipation, proclaim, subjugation, porter, redress, slumber, more...
46 words

Bill Parcells' Hall of Fame Induction Speech

Bill Parcells is a legendary football coach, known for his in-your-face style and temper. His reputation makes this heartfelt and insightful speech, given upon his enshrinement into the Hall of Fame...
unwavering, faction, confluence, solicit, induction, scurry, impart, dismay, consternation, more...
20 words

Figurative Language in King's "I have a dream" speech

Learn the vocabulary King used to inspire a generation to break free from the "manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination." On August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his...
sear, wither, injustice, manacle, segregation, poverty, vast, prosperity, architect, more...
30 words
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