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And the Oscar Goes to... Award-worthy Words

The Academy Awards are a spectacle of fashion, fame and — oh yeah — movies! Whether you’re writing a...
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Words Coined or Popularized by Presidents

Presidents Day allows us to put politics aside for awhile and celebrate the personalities that held...
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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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"The War of the Worlds," Vocabulary from Book 1: Chapters 1-7

Reporting on a Martian invasion, these words from the narrator created by H.G. Wells gripped...
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The top 1,000 vocabulary words have been carefully chosen to represent difficult but common words...
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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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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 War of the Worlds," Vocabulary from Book 1: Chapters 1-7

Reporting on a Martian invasion, these words from the narrator created by H.G. Wells gripped...
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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 Handmaid's Tale," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-12

Through a first-person narrator whose identity is questionable, Margaret Atwood speculates on what...
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"Ivanhoe," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-8

Images of medieval England were popularized by Walter Scott through his portrayal of knights, kings,...
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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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Body Parts: Corpus

Know your body through this list. For more dissections of words with Latin and Greek anatomy, check...
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We the People: Civis

Work your way through these lists focused on Greek and Latin roots representing people and the...
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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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The Bill of Rights

Learn these 50 words to better understand the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
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Donald Trump Inauguration Address- January 20, 2017

Donald Trump gave his inaugural address on January 20, 2017. Newly sworn-in as President, Trump...
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President Obama's Farewell Address

President Obama delivered his farewell address on January 10, 2017. The speech detailed what...
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Michelle Obama's final address as First Lady (2017)

On January 6, 2017, in celebration of the National School Counselor of the Year, Michelle Obama gave...
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Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

Here are fourteen vocabulary words from the speech that music legend Bob Dylan wrote in anticipation...
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And the Oscar Goes to... Award-worthy Words

The Academy Awards are a spectacle of fashion, fame and — oh yeah — movies! Whether you’re writing a...
20 Words

Words Coined or Popularized by Presidents

Presidents Day allows us to put politics aside for awhile and celebrate the personalities that held...
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Super Bowl Blowout: Dull Game, Epic Vocabulary!

Super Bowls don't always live up to the hype. But even if the game itself is boring, the words used...
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Trumps

What does it mean to trump or have a trump? Find out through this list of synonymous verbs and...
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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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Carrie Fisher (1956-2016) Tribute List

Actress and author Carrie Fisher died on December 27 at the age of 60 of a heart attack. Best known...
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Richard Adams (1920-2016) Tribute List

Author Richard Adams died on December 24, 2016. He was 96 years old. "Watership Down," the tale of...
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John Glenn (1921-2016) Tribute List

Astronaut and Senator John Glenn died on December 8, 2016 at the age of 95. Glenn was the first...
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