Captain America: Civil War is a hit film at the early summer box office, having recently surpassed 1 billion dollars in worldwide ticket sales. The film raises a lot of questions. A basic question can be answered well before that having to do with the language of the title: How can a War be Civil? Continue reading...
Topics: Media Usage Words
You know the drill. June hits, students turn in their textbooks and take home their summer reading lists. Then, in the final week of August students hastily read the assigned book's front and back covers (and possibly an online plot summary) in order to write the required book report by the time they report back to class. Continue reading...
The 2015-16 Vocabulary Bowl brought in an unprecedented amount of participation from schools from around North America. While more than 23,000 schools took part, in our final roundup video of the season we're shining the spotlight on the cream of the crop: the schools that finished in the top 20 overall for the year. Continue reading...
In the 2015-16 Vocabulary Bowl, middle-school students proved to be just as fierce competitors as their high-school counterparts. So, for the first time, we honored a winner in the Bowl's middle-school division. Lanier Middle School claimed the trophy this year, coming in second overall to their fellow Houston school, Chavez High School. As Chavez did earlier this week, Lanier celebrated their achievement with an exhilarating event at the school. Continue reading...
Houston's Chavez High School did the unthinkable, pulling off their second consecutive victory in the 2015-2016 Vocabulary Bowl by surpassing more than 23,000 schools from around North America. The school celebrated with a special ceremony today, as students were presented with the Vocabulary Bowl trophy, medals for top students, and a special proclamation from the Mayor's office congratulating them on their impressive achievement. Continue reading...
The 2015-16 Vocabulary Bowl season wrapped up on April 30th, so in our latest SportsCenter-style roundup we catch you up on the action in the final month of play. Continue reading...
Holocaust Remembrance Day, also known as Yom Ha-Shoah, is observed on May 5, 2016. This day commemorates the destruction of millions of lives in the German death camps in Europe during World War II. Vocabulary.com has produced lists inspired by both fictional and non-fictional accounts of these events by people who perished and those who survived. Continue reading...
In the second annual Vocabulary Bowl, an astounding number of students participated in the battle to see which school could master the most words. A whopping 582,785 students from 23,804 schools across North America competed and collectively mastered 14,108,105 words! Continue reading...

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