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David Cameron's Words After the Brexit Vote

On June 23, 2016, the people of Britain voted to decide whether Britain should remain in or leave...
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Graduation Gems, 2016

Not sure what to pack on your journey to a new life? Consider these pearls of wisdom from 2016...
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"Cosmos," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

To educate the world about the universe, Carl Sagan developed this book at the same time as the...
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Lois Duncan (1934-2016) Tribute List

Author Lois Duncan died on June 15, 2016. She was 82 years old. Duncan wrote many novels aimed at...
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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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GRE High Frequency Words

Barron's GRE 17th Edition High Freq Words
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100 SAT Words Beginning with "A"

What better way to prepare for the sentence completion and passage-based questions on the SAT than...
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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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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 New SAT: Multiple-Meaning Words List #1

Context is king -- that’s the lesson you need to internalize as you begin preparing for the...
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"Cosmos," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

To educate the world about the universe, Carl Sagan developed this book at the same time as the...
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"A Brief History of Time," Vocabulary from Foreword-Chapter 2

Learn this list of words used by physicist Stephen Hawking to explain theories of the universe. Here...
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"The Son of Neptune," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-12

Percy Jackson is supposed to be the son of Poseidon, but when he wakes up, his brain is fuzzy....
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"Because of Winn-Dixie," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-9

A dog can be the best find at a grocery store. Learn the words Kate DiCamillo used to show why this...
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Latin Root "sub" Words

Learn these words beginning with the power prefix "sub-" (meaning "below" or "under"). More Power...
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Amor and Philos: All You Need is Love

Do you want to know what love is? Cozy up to these 14 words derived from the Latin "amor" and Greek...
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Around and Around: Circum

Make the rounds with these lists of prefixes that all have to do with things that go around: circum,...
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It Takes Two: Bi

Learn these prefixes that can make you think twice about the words they form: bi, di, diplo
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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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The Bill of Rights

Learn these 50 words to better understand the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
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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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The Star-Spangled Banner

The American National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, is sung at assemblies, before sporting...
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Speeches All Speeches

Graduation Gems, 2016

Not sure what to pack on your journey to a new life? Consider these pearls of wisdom from 2016...
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President Obama's Speech at Hiroshima

President Obama spoke in Hiroshima, Japan on May 27, 2016. He is the first president to speak there...
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President Obama's Commencement Address 2016

President Obama gave the commencement address at Rutgers University in New Jersey this year on May...
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Sheryl Sandberg Commencement Address 2016

Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and the author of the book "Lean In."...
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Just for Fun All Just for Fun

"Flag" Day Words

Flag Day is June 14. At the end of a hot summer day, you can droop like Old Glory on a day without...
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Vocabulary from Beyoncé's "Lemonade"

Beyoncé's Lemonade is collection of songs, a long-form video and an extended spoken word performance...
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Some Tricky Homonyms

Words that sound the same but are spelled differently (a type of homonym) can be stumbling blocks in...
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Celebrate Bob Dylan's 75th, with 75 words from his Songs

Music legend Bob Dylan turns 75 on May 24, 2016. To celebrate, this list collects 75 vocabulary...
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David Cameron's Words After the Brexit Vote

On June 23, 2016, the people of Britain voted to decide whether Britain should remain in or leave...
17 Words

Lois Duncan (1934-2016) Tribute List

Author Lois Duncan died on June 15, 2016. She was 82 years old. Duncan wrote many novels aimed at...
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Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) Tribute List

Muhammad Ali died on June 3, 2016 at the age of 74 from respiratory issues. It may be hard to...
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Morley Safer (1931-2016) Tribute List

"60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer died on May 19, 2016 of pneumonia at the age of 84. Safer...
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