Stories about good and bad pandemic news, a couple of big spending bills in Congress, and the search for a new name for Cleveland's baseball club all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's top news.
Alex Trebek, who hosted the hit TV quiz show Jeopardy! from 1984 until this year, died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, he began working in broadcasting while still in college at the University of Ottowa, reading the news and hosting a quiz show. He hosted a few other game shows before beginning the 36-year run that made him one of the most popular figures on television. Trebek won many awards, and set a world record for the most game show episodes hosted by the same person: 6,829. This vocabulary list includes words from interviews with Trebek and from his autobiography The Answer Is... Reflections on My Life.
Stories about water on the moon, a massive underwater mystery, and the pandemic crashing the World Series victory all contributed words to this week's list of timely vocabulary from the tech, culture, and sports worlds.
The final presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Biden took place in Nashville, Tennessee on October 22. The event was moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News. Here are 20 words from the debate, ten from each candidate.
Instagram turns ten, a legend crosses over, and Fat Bear Week crowns another winner — these stories and more contributed some choice vocabulary to this week's list of words from the culture, tech, and sports worlds.
The vice-presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris took place in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 7. The event was moderated by Susan Page from USA Today. Here are 20 words from the debate, ten from each candidate.
Stories about the presidential debate, a leaky International Space Station, and the raging California wildfires all contributed words to this week's list of vocabulary from the week's top news stories.
How much does the universe weigh? Could there be aquatic life under the Martian surface? How many baseball games in one day is too many? These and other questions are answered by stories that contributed timely words to this week's list of vocabulary from the tech, sports, and culture worlds.
The first of three planned presidential debates between President Trump and former Vice President Biden took place in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29. The event was moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News. Here are 20 words from the debate, ten from each candidate.
Big news for electric car aficionados, big news for Brazilian board sports fans, and potentially huge news for people hoping that there's life on other planets. These stories and more provided words for this week's list of vocabulary from the tech, sports, and culture worlds.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died of pancreatic cancer on September 18 at the age of 87. Appointed by President Clinton in 1993, she became well-known as an advocate for women's equality; her dissent in the 2007 Ledbetter case is credited with inspiring the Fair Pay Act of 2009. Hailed as a brilliant legal scholar and an inspiration to millions, she earned the monicker "Notorious RBG." Just prior to her death, she said, "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." This list includes words from her writings, speeches, and Supreme Court decisions.