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"Silent Spring," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-6

Learn the words used by Rachel Carson that brought attention to the destruction of the environment...
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"Out of My Mind," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-6

Born with cerebral palsy, Melody has difficulty getting the words in her mind out into the open....
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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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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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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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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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GRE High Frequency Words

Barron's GRE 17th Edition High Freq Words
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Test Prep All Test Prep

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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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: 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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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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"Silent Spring," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-6

Learn the words used by Rachel Carson that brought attention to the destruction of the environment...
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"Out of My Mind," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-6

Born with cerebral palsy, Melody has difficulty getting the words in her mind out into the open....
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"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," Vocabulary from Introduction-Chapter 4

John Boyne refers to his story as a fable. But its primary setting is the real death camp of...
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"Twelfth Night," Vocabulary from Act 1

The twelfth night of Christmas marked the end of winter celebrations in 17th century England. Before...
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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

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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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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Donald Trump Foreign Policy Address

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave his first major foreign policy address on April...
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Patrick Henry, "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"

Perhaps the ultimate call to arms, Patrick Henry's speech makes a case for the inevitability of the...
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Just for Fun All Just for Fun

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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Emotions on Display

Emotions help make us human. They are a wide variety of impulsive reactions that bypass the...
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Vocabulary from "Hamilton" Lyrics, Act 1

The musical Hamilton is a phenomenon. Combining the techniques and beats of rap with the biography...
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Vocabulary for National Grilled Cheese Day

National Grilled Cheese Day is celebrated on April 12. To show our appreciation for this iconic...
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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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Prince (1958-2016) Tribute List

Prince died on April 21, 2016 of undisclosed causes at the age of 57. Prince was a unique and...
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Vocabulary From the Ninth Democratic Debate, April 14, 2016

The Ninth Democratic Debate took place on April 14th, 2016 in Brooklyn, NY. The two candidates were...
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Merle Haggard (1937-2016) Tribute List

Country music legend Merle Haggard died on April 6, 2016 at the age of 79. Many country songs are...
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