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"The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro, Prologue: July 1956 - Day One: Evening

This novel by Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro explores the interior life of a traditional English...
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"Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

In Tennyson's poem, the hero Ulysses (Odysseus) has returned from his voyages but longs for new...
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This Week in Words: October 1 - 6, 2017

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"A Village After Dark" by Kazuo Ishiguro

In this unsettling short story, a man returns to the village where he spent his youth. Rich 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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"The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro, Prologue: July 1956 - Day One: Evening

This novel by Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro explores the interior life of a traditional English...
45 Words

"Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

In Tennyson's poem, the hero Ulysses (Odysseus) has returned from his voyages but longs for new...
32 Words

"A Village After Dark" by Kazuo Ishiguro

In this unsettling short story, a man returns to the village where he spent his youth. Rich with...
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"The Sun Is Also a Star," Vocabulary from Prologue-Natasha

In one of the most popular and highly praised YA novels of 2016, Nicola Yoon tells the story of two...
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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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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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You Be the Judge: Jud, Jur, Jus

Practice these words that contain the Latin roots jud, jur, and jus, meaning "law" or "justice."
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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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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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Theodore Roosevelt on "New Nationalism" (1910)

At the dedication of the John Brown Memorial Park in Kansas, former president Theodore Roosevelt...
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President Carter on "The Crisis of Confidence" (1979)

The clear and present danger to 1970s American way of life was the energy crisis. In response to...
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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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Albert Einstein

Calling all budding geniuses! Don't let inertia stop you from learning these words related to...
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Beam Me Up: Talking About Star Trek

Every time a new adaptation of Star Trek is released, there's plenty of buzz about what is one of...
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Words Every Pirate Should Know

International Talk Like A Pirate Day is celebrated on September 19. In the swashbuckling spirit,...
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This Week in Words: October 1 - 6, 2017

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Tom Petty (1950-2017) Tribute List

Rocker Tom Petty died on October 2, 2017 at the age of 66. With his band The Heartbreakers, Petty...
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This Week in Words: September 25 - October 1, 2017

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This Week in Words: September 17 - 24, 2017

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