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Punctuation

These punctuation terms are good to know, period. Learn what an apostrophe’s purpose is; find out...
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This Week in Words: September 17 - 24, 2017

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Beam Me Up: Talking About Star Trek

Every time a new adaptation of Star Trek is released, there's plenty of buzz about what is one of...
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President Trump's First Address to the United Nations General Assembly (2017)

President Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time on September 19,...
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The top 1,000 vocabulary words have been carefully chosen to represent difficult but common words...
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100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

American Heritage Dictionaries normally feature about 70,000 entries. From that multitude, the...
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Great Expectations Chapters 1-9

25 vocabulary words from Chapters 1-9 of Great Expectations.
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GRE High Frequency Words

Barron's GRE 17th Edition High Freq Words
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Some Helpful Poetry Terms

One of the stumbling blocks when trying to study poetry is that it seems like a different world....
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The New SAT: Language of the Test - List #1

How can you perform well on the new reading section of the SAT if you don’t fully understand the...
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ASVAB Word Knowledge

The Word Knowledge subtest of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a vocabulary...
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The New SAT: Words to Capture Tone - List #1

On the New SAT, all of the Reading Test questions are multiple choice and are based on reading...
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"The Sun Is Also a Star," Vocabulary from Prologue-Natasha

In one of the most popular and highly praised YA novels of 2016, Nicola Yoon tells the story of two...
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"Nothing But the Truth," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-4

Using journal entries, memos, letters, and dialogue, award-winning author Avi pokes fun at high...
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An Excerpt from "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead's reimagining of African-American history, The Underground Railroad, was awarded...
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Derek Walcott (1930-2017) Tribute List

Nobel laureate Derek Walcott died on March 17, 2017. Born on St. Lucia to two schoolteachers, he...
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Charles Darwin: Essential Words from "The Origin of Species by Natural Selection"

Charles Darwin expounded his theories on evolution in "The Origin of Species by Natural Selection."...
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"Democracy in America," Vocabulary from Introduction-Chapter 5

After traveling the United States, French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville produced "Democracy in...
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"Hidden Figures," Vocabulary from Prologue-Chapter 5

Use your mind to compute these words Margot Lee Shetterly used to describe "The American Dream and...
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"Eats, Shoots & Leaves," Vocabulary from Introduction - The Tractable Apostrophe

Explaining real-life consequences of grammatical mistakes, Lynne Truss shows why we should take "The...
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You Can Say That Again: Dic and Dict

Practice this list of English words derived from the Latin roots dic and dict, which mean "say" or...
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Stay Strong: Forc and Fort

Test your strength against this list of vocabulary words that use the Latin roots forc and fort,...
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Fighting Words: Belli and Milit

If you're spoiling for a fight, learn these words from the Latin roots belli ("war") and milit...
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You Be the Judge: Jud, Jur, Jus

Practice these words that contain the Latin roots jud, jur, and jus, meaning "law" or "justice."
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Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

This introduction to the foundational document of our democracy lays out what we believe in as a...
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Christopher Columbus: The First Voyage

Christopher Columbus embarked on the first of three voyages to the "New World" with three ships —...
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Lee's General Order No. 9: A Farewell Address

Robert E. Lee's farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia was delivered at Appomattox Court House on...
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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)

In 1951, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recruited thirteen...
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President Trump's First Address to the United Nations General Assembly (2017)

President Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time on September 19,...
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Theodore Roosevelt on "New Nationalism" (1910)

At the dedication of the John Brown Memorial Park in Kansas, former president Theodore Roosevelt...
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President Carter on "The Crisis of Confidence" (1979)

The clear and present danger to 1970s American way of life was the energy crisis. In response to...
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President L.B. Johnson on "The Great Society" (1964)

On May 22, 1964, the graduating students of the University of Michigan were personally asked by the...
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Beam Me Up: Talking About Star Trek

Every time a new adaptation of Star Trek is released, there's plenty of buzz about what is one of...
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Words Every Pirate Should Know

International Talk Like A Pirate Day is celebrated on September 19. In the swashbuckling spirit,...
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Words That Put You To Work

Labor Day is a time to recognize those who toil in this country, slog through their expected tasks,...
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The Smashing Lexicon of Tennis

Let’s look at some tennis words, which won’t help your stroke but will boost your vocabulary. For...
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This Week in Words: September 17 - 24, 2017

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This Week in Words: September 10 - 16, 2017

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This Week in Words: September 4 - 8, 2017

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This Week in Words: August 28 - September 1

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