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This Week in Words: August 13-18, 2017

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Book Words for Book Worms

There's more to books than just reading them. Books have a whole vocabulary associated with them...
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This Week in Words: July 31 - August 4, 2017

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Christopher Columbus: The First Voyage

Christopher Columbus embarked on the first of three voyages to the "New World" with three ships —...
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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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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 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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"Nothing But the Truth," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-4

Using journal entries, memos, letters, and dialogue, award-winning author Avi pokes fun at high...
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An Excerpt from "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead's reimagining of African-American history, The Underground Railroad, was awarded...
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Derek Walcott (1930-2017) Tribute List

Nobel laureate Derek Walcott died on March 17, 2017. Born on St. Lucia to two schoolteachers, he...
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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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"Eats, Shoots & Leaves," Vocabulary from Introduction - The Tractable Apostrophe

Explaining real-life consequences of grammatical mistakes, Lynne Truss shows why we should take "The...
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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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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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Give Me a Break!: Fract and Frag

Break new ground with this list of words derived from the Latin verb frangere, "to break, shatter,...
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All You Need is Love: Amor and Phil

Do you want to know what love is? Cozy up to these 14 words derived from the Latin root amor and...
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Take the Bad with the Good: Bene and Mal

Learn this list of words containing the common word roots bene ("good") and mal ("bad").
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Christopher Columbus: 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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Iroquois Constitution

Also known as The Great Binding Law, this document established a representative confederacy of five...
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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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President L.B. Johnson on "The Great Society" (1964)

On May 22, 1964, the graduating students of the University of Michigan were personally asked by the...
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President T. Roosevelt on "The Man with the Muck Rake" (1906)

Learn these words from Roosevelt's April 14, 1906 speech that calls the press to treat its subjects...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson on "The Young American" (1844)

The son of a minister, divinity school graduate Ralph Waldo Emerson found his calling as a lecturer...
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Book Words for Book Worms

There's more to books than just reading them. Books have a whole vocabulary associated with them...
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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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Spider-Man's Word Web

Even if a new Spider-Man movie keeps coming more often than Leap Year, the lingo of Spider-Man is...
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Words from the 4th of July Songbook

There are so many things about the 4th of July that are familiar — the flags, the fireworks, the...
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This Week in Words: July 31 - August 4, 2017

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Sam Shepard (1943-2017) Tribute List

Playwright and actor Sam Shepard died on July 27, 2017 of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease....
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This Week in Words: July 22-29, 2017

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This Week in Words: July 9-15, 2017

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