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April Fool's List

In celebration of April Fool's Day, here are twenty vocabulary words that all have to do with...
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Cat Vocabulary: A Feline Lexicon

Whether you're a cat-person or have a case of feline phobia, here are 13 words to describe these...
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Chuck Berry (1926-2017) Tribute List

Musician Chuck Berry died on March 18, 2017 at the age of 90. If anyone can legitimately lay claim...
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Jimmy Breslin (1929-2017) Tribute List

Newspaper Columnist Jimmy Breslin died on March 19, 2017 at the age of 88. Jimmy Breslin was the...
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The Vocabulary.com Top 1000

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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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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"Measure for Measure," Vocabulary from Act 1

According to both human and divine laws, which of the characters developed by William Shakespeare...
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"Dracula," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-4

Enter the world of the UnDead through these words from eyewitness accounts presented by Bram Stoker....
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"Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," Vocabulary from First Part: Chapters 1-8

Translated by F.P. Walter, these words from the narrator created by Jules Verne will guide you...
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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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"March: Book Three," Vocabulary

This final volume of John Lewis's autobiographical trilogy reveals insights into many of the civil...
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"The Double Helix," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-6

Learn these words from James D. Watson's personal account of the discovery of the helical structure...
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Words from Gaelic

Here we present 15 words that passed through Gaelic on their way to English. Some are...
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Some Obscure Eponyms

When something is named after a person or a place or a company, we call that name an eponym. If you...
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Power Prefix #1: anti-

Learn these words beginning with the power prefix "anti" (meaning "against," "in opposition to," or...
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Latin Love, Vol I: sci

The root of this "knowledge" word tree usually appears as "sci." Its most famous branch is the word...
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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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Iroquois Constitution

Also known as The Great Binding Law, this document established a representative confederacy of five...
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Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (1963)

In April 1963 Dr. King was arrested for leading a non-violent protest in Birmingham, Alabama. In a...
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Vocabulary from The Articles of Confederation

Just as "history is written by the winners," the historical record often skips over missteps or...
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Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address (1801)

1800 was a bitter election year. The incumbent Federalist president ran against his...
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Vocabulary from President Trump's First Address to Congress

President Trump delivered his first speech to Congress on February 28, 2017. President Trump...
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Vocabulary from the Democratic Response to President Trump's First Address to Congress

The Democratic response to President Trump's Address to Congress was delivered from Kentucky by...
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James Monroe's First Inaugural Address (1817)

Riding on the success of the Democratic-Republicans in concluding the War of 1812, James Monroe won...
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April Fool's List

In celebration of April Fool's Day, here are twenty vocabulary words that all have to do with...
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Cat Vocabulary: A Feline Lexicon

Whether you're a cat-person or have a case of feline phobia, here are 13 words to describe these...
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St. Patrick's Day Vocabulary: Words From Irish

With St. Patrick's Day — and celebrations of all things Irish — coming up on March 17th, learn 10...
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Ides, Eon, Epoch, and Era: Time-related Words

Beware the ides of March, and other obscure time-related words that you only see once in a blue...
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Chuck Berry (1926-2017) Tribute List

Musician Chuck Berry died on March 18, 2017 at the age of 90. If anyone can legitimately lay claim...
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Jimmy Breslin (1929-2017) Tribute List

Newspaper Columnist Jimmy Breslin died on March 19, 2017 at the age of 88. Jimmy Breslin was the...
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Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017) Tribute List

Actress, comedian and advocate Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80 on January 25, 2017. Moore...
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Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016) Tribute List

Just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds died of a...
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