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We've just added five new Vocabulary Lists based on Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner! Check them out here. Continue reading...
The title character in William Styron's novel The Confessions of Nat Turner uses words with Biblical heft; so many times, in fact, we were able to create a Vocabulary List from one sentence alone. Continue reading...
With Baz Luhrmann's movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby arriving in theaters, this week has been full of Gatsby talk. Online commentators have been writing about words coined or popularized by Fitzgerald, the slang of the 1920s "flapper" era, and even the name Gatsby itself. Continue reading...

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List of the Week: Jonathan Safran Foer

List of the Week: Jonathan Safran Foer

Test your vocabulary against Jonathan Safran Foer's with this new, interactive Vocabulary List of words from his novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
In the following description from her novel O My Darling (2005), Amity Gaige uses the words gloriole and mote to describe the effect of light and snow. Continue reading...
Despite its popularity among teens, you're not going to find class sets of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series in the English department book rooms across the country. Even if most teachers don't incorporate trendy literature into their class syllabus, it doesn't mean that they can't take advantage of the excitement of the fad and harness it to teach some valuable lessons about writing, editing, and word choice. Continue reading...
It's easy to make literature-based Vocabulary Lists on Vocabulary.com, but it's even easier to let us make them for you. Check out latest additions in American literature here. Continue reading...
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