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Put a Lid On It: Hats, Hoods and Other Headgear

Want to know what a chef's hat is called, or who wears a wimple? Either way, we've got you covered! So top off your outfit — and your vocabulary — with these words.
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This Week in Pop Culture : January 5 - 11, 2019

We've scoured this week's entertainment news and rounded up our favorite vocab words from the stories that everyone's buzzing about.
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This Week in Pop Culture: December 29, 2018 - January 4, 2019

We've scoured this week's entertainment news and rounded up our favorite vocab words from the stories that everyone's buzzing about.
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Good Riddance

Unlike the obsolete phone chargers and otiose kitchen gadgets you might want to purge from your junk drawer, these words will serve a purpose in your vocabulary.
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Words for a New Year

Usher in a new year with these words related to making a fresh start.
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Scrooge, Grinch, and Churl: Wonderful Words for Unpleasant People

While you might want to avoid all the following types in real life, they do make good company with the rest of your vocabulary. Read the full article: "Grinch, Scrooge, and Other Names for Curmudgeonly Characters"
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This Week in Pop Culture: December 15 - 21, 2018

We've scoured this week's entertainment news and rounded up our favorite vocab words from the stories that everyone's buzzing about.
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All Aglow: Light Lingo

Don't stay in the dark: stare directly into these light-related words.
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This Week in Pop Culture: December 8 -14, 2018

We've scoured this week's entertainment news and rounded up our favorite vocab words from the stories that everyone's buzzing about.
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This Week in Pop Culture: December 1 - 7, 2018

We've scoured this week's entertainment news and rounded up our favorite vocab words from the stories that everyone's buzzing about.
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This Week in Pop Culture: November 26 - 30, 2018

We've scoured this week's entertainment news and rounded up our favorite vocab words from the stories that everyone's buzzing about.
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Giving Words

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is widely recognized as "Giving Tuesday." The point of this social movement is to encourage people to give instead of get, and it's cleverly timed to follow the gluttony (both culinary and commercial) of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday has become an important fundraising event for charitable and nonprofit organizations around the world.
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Material World: Shopping Lingo

Attention, Holiday Shoppers! Stock up on these words related to consumer culture. They're a real bargain, and a great vocabulary never goes out of style. Read the full article: Attention, Shoppers! The Pricey Language of Consumerism.
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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 words related to hunger and the act of eating. Whether you are feasting or on a diet, here is some essential eating vocabulary. Feast on this related article: A Cornucopia of Words: Thanksgiving Lingo is Food for Thought
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This Week in Pop Culture: November 10 - 16, 2018

We've scoured this week's entertainment news and rounded up our favorite vocab words from the stories that everyone's buzzing about.
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A Lexical Zoo of Animal Adjectives

This marvelous menagerie of descriptive words includes terms that we don't want to end up on the endangered vocabulary list, so learn them and use them! Read the full article: The Serpentine Path of Animal Adjectives
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Be Nice: Words for World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is November 13. Whether you're making a special effort to practice kindness today — or thanking someone else for a thoughtful gesture — these words will come in handy.
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This Week in Pop Culture: November 3 - 9, 2018

We've scoured this week's entertainment news and rounded up our favorite vocab words from the stories that everyone's buzzing about.
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Election Lingo

Vote for vocabulary! Learn these words associated with elections.
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Mayhem! Chaos! Pandemonium!

This disorderly group of words will come in handy the next time bedlam breaks out or pandemonium erupts. Use them with extreme caution. Read the full article here: Havoc! Bedlam! Mayhem! The Lingo of Pandemonium
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Fossils 101

Study these paleontology terms and bone up on dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. You'll also unearth information about fossils, geology, and more.
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Curmudgeon, Cantankerous and Churlish: Grouchy Words

Archetypal grumpy-old-man W.C. Fields famously quipped: "Start every day off with a smile and get it over with." Whether you are a curmudgeon yourself or just know one, take a moment to delight in the lingo of grouchiness. Read the full article: The Cranky Lexicon of Curmudgeons Day
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Down on the Farm

Harvest this crop of freshly picked words related to farming, and cultivate a fruitful vocabulary.
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Feeling Sorry?

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, but don’t hang your head in shame if you don’t know how to say you're sorry. Here’s your chance to atone for your shameful vocabulary. Read the full article: "Sorry, Not Sorry: Playing the Blame Game and Remorse Roulette"
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Punctuation Matters

These punctuation terms are good to know, period. Learn what an apostrophe’s purpose is; find out what a semicolon is for. Are you confused about question marks? Probably not (although you may be mystified by parentheses). This list is sure to make you as excited as an exclamation point!
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