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Eat Your Words

We’ve all been advised to not talk with our mouths full. It makes you wonder why there are so many...
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This Week in Words: November 11 - 17, 2017

No time to scour the headlines or watch the news? No problem! We’ve rounded up the top words heard,...
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"Wonder" by R.J. Palacio, Part I

In this novel, a boy with facial anomalies tries to navigate the sometimes treacherous world of...
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Superhero Lexicon

Words shouldn’t be your kryptonite. Arm yourself with an indestructible vocabulary, starting with...
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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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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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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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"Wonder" by R.J. Palacio, Part I

In this novel, a boy with facial anomalies tries to navigate the sometimes treacherous world of...
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"Dulce et Decorum Est," by Wilfred Owen

In this poem, World War I veteran Wilfred Owen describes the horrors of war. The Latin Dulce et...
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"The Golden Compass," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-4

This first novel in the award-winning "His Dark Materials" trilogy follows Lyra Belacqua as she...
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"The Subtle Knife" by Philip Pullman, Chapters 1-3

In the second book of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and her new friend Will...
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The Launch of Sputnik 1

On October 4, 1957, Russia launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, into orbit....
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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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Lead the Way: Duc and Duct

Learn these words derived from the Latin roots duc and duct, meaning "to lead" or "to guide."
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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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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' Diary: 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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Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" (1863)

At just 272 words long, Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" is widely considered to be one of the...
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Herbert Hoover on "Rugged Individualism" (1928)

The son of a blacksmith, Herbert Hoover earned millions through his work as a geologist and mining...
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Mahatma Gandhi's "Quit India" Speech

Born on October 2, 1869, Mahatma Gandhi was an activist and leader who changed the course of history...
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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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Eat Your Words

We’ve all been advised to not talk with our mouths full. It makes you wonder why there are so many...
16 Words

Superhero Lexicon

Words shouldn’t be your kryptonite. Arm yourself with an indestructible vocabulary, starting with...
14 Words

In a Pickle: Words for When You're in Trouble

When you’ve painted yourself in a corner, stirred up a hornet’s nest, or put yourself between a rock...
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Automobiles

Henry Ford's Model-T was first produced in October 1908. It was the cheapest car ever built, and it...
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This Week in Words: November 11 - 17, 2017

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This Week in Words: November 4 - 10, 2017

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This Week in Words: October 28 - November 3, 2017

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This Week in Words: October 22 - 27, 2017

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