Social Studies teachers: This summer, we've been adding new social studies Vocabulary Lists to Vocabulary.com, including three new ones based on the speeches and writing of Nelson Mandela, Henry David Thoreau, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. 

To see other lists added this summer, check out Six New Vocabulary Lists or More New Vocabulary Lists for Social Studies. Or visit the Speeches and Historical Documents sections of our Vocabulary Lists page for the full roster. 

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Any Olympian will tell you that showing up to for practice is step number one in going for the gold. Step number two? Working with the right coach, and that's where the Vocabulary.com Challenge makes such a difference in the way you learn. Continue reading...
Via Twitter, theatre director Jen Bender posed a question that had recently come up in conversation: "A married man's lover is his mistress. What's the name for a woman's illicit lover?" Searching for an answer to that question points to the many gender-related asymmetries in English. Continue reading...

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Ten Words from Today's NY Times - July 25, 2012

Ten Words from Today's NY Times - July 25, 2012

Learn Ten Words from Today's Times - July 25, 2012.

Then see Vocabulary Begets Vocabulary: The More You Know, the More You Learn to understand why learning these words will help you absorb even more as you read.

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List of the Week: Joyously Unrestrained Words

List of the Week: Joyously Unrestrained Words

A Vocabulary List called Joyously Unrestrained Words was created by Vocabulary.com community member Richard S. on July 3, 2012. Richard S. describes the list as "Upbeat words to create joyously unrestrained phrases." Thanks for sharing it with the community, Richard!

New to Vocabulary Lists? Check out this overview of how to easily make and learn Vocabulary Lists here.

When you play the Challenge, do you wince when you get a question wrong or let out a giant Homer Simpson-style "Doh!" Don’t. Because what’s happening when you get a question wrong may be just as important as what’s happening when you get one right. (See Can Forgetting Help You Learn?) In fact, frequent failure may be what makes playing games like the Challenge fun. Continue reading...

Learn Ten Words from Today's Times - July 18, 2012.

Then see Vocabulary Begets Vocabulary: The More You Know, the More You Learn to understand why learning these words will help you absorb even more as you read.

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