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This Week in Words: July 7 - 13, 2018

News flash! We’ve rounded up the top words heard, read, debated and discussed this week. Take a look...
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"When I Was the Greatest" by Jason Reynolds, Chapters 1–3

In his debut novel, award-winning writer Jason Reynolds tells the story of Ali, a teenager who tries...
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"Lucky Broken Girl" by Ruth Behar, Parts I and II

Recent immigrants from Cuba, Ruthie and her family are just learning to adjust to life in New York...
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The Sweltering Words of Summer

Looking for a variety of words to choose from when complaining about how hot it is? You're in luck!...
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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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"When I Was the Greatest" by Jason Reynolds, Chapters 1–3

In his debut novel, award-winning writer Jason Reynolds tells the story of Ali, a teenager who tries...
30 Words

"Lucky Broken Girl" by Ruth Behar, Parts I and II

Recent immigrants from Cuba, Ruthie and her family are just learning to adjust to life in New York...
40 Words

"The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith, List 1

In this mystery by Robert Galbraith (a pen name for J.K. Rowling), detective Cormoran Strike...
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"Dread Nation" by Justina Ireland, Prologue–Chapter 4

The American Civil War ends abruptly when fallen soldiers begin to rise from the dead and attack the...
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"The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank, June 12, 1942–September 29, 1942

While in hiding with her family in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne Frank kept a diary of...
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"The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank, October 1, 1942–April 27, 1943

While in hiding with her family in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne Frank kept a diary of...
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"The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank, May 1, 1943–December 29, 1943

While in hiding with her family in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne Frank kept a diary of...
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"The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank, January 2, 1944–April 6, 1944

While in hiding with her family in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne Frank kept a diary of...
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Let There Be Light: Lum and Luc

Here's a bright idea: learn these words that contain the roots lum and luc, which come from the...
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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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"On Women's Right to Vote" by Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was arrested when she illegally voted in the 1872 presidential election. She...
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19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Around the mid-nineteenth...
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13th Amendment: The Abolition of Slavery (1865)

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary...
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"Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963)

Imprisoned in April, 1963 for protesting segregation, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote this letter to...
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What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Frederick Douglass July 5, 1852 Full text available here.
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Dr. Martin Luther King's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" (1968)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this, his last speech, on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple...
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Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman?" (1863)

Sojourner Truth's speech at the 1851 Women's Rights Convention in Ohio asked a question that could...
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Trump's State of The Union Address, 2018

President Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address on January 30, 2018. President Trump...
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The Sweltering Words of Summer

Looking for a variety of words to choose from when complaining about how hot it is? You're in luck!...
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Quiz yourself on these words spoken by the man at the center of the "Laurel" / "Yanny" craze!

Jay Aubrey Jones pronounced more than 36,000 words for Vocabulary.com (including laurel). Here are...
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Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

National Pack Rat Day is May 17th. Here's a hoard of highly collectable words that'll help you amass...
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Horsin' Around

Even if it’s not Derby Day, you can’t say neigh to this list of horse vocabulary. Quit stalling and...
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This Week in Words: June 30 - July 6, 2018

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This Week in Words: June 25 - 29, 2018

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This Week in Words: June 16 - 22, 2018

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This Week in Words: June 11 - 15, 2018

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