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This Week in Words: October 13 – 20, 2018

News flash! We’ve rounded up the top words heard, read, debated and discussed in the news this week. Take a look back at the week that was, vocabulary style. What makes news is often a deviation from what is normal, and the greater the deviation, the more newsworthy the event. This week's words characterize something that's not quite right and the feelings and reactions that accompany such situations.
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This Week in Words: October 6 - 12, 2018

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This Week in Words: September 29 - October 5, 2018

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This Week in Words: September 22 - 28, 2018

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This Week in Words: September 15 - 21, 2018

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This Week in Words: September 8 - 14, 2018

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This Week in Words: September 1 - 7, 2018

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This Week in Words: August 25 - 31, 2018

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John McCain (1936 - 2018) Tribute List

Senator John McCain died on August 25, 2018 at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer. McCain served in the US Navy as a bomber pilot, and survived several years in Vietnam as a prisoner of war. After retiring as a decorated war hero, he rose to national political prominence in the US Senate. He was defeated in two presidential bids, and was known as both a "non-nonsense" conservative and will be remembered as a figure of moral courage and bipartisan leadership.
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Neil Simon (1927 - 2018) Tribute List

Neil Simon died on August 26, 2018, at the age of 91. Simon was one of the most successful playwrights and screenwriters of the latter half of the twentieth century. He was best known as a comedy writer, having written hits like The Odd Couple. Mr. Simon won the Tony for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1991 for Lost in Yonkers.
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This Week in Words: August 18 - 24, 2018

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This Week in Words: August 11 - 17, 2018

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Aretha Franklin (1942 - 2018) Tribute List

Aretha Franklin, “The Queen of Soul,” died on August 16, 2018 at the age of 76. Franklin’s versions of songs like "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and “Natural Woman” are all-time classics. Her career spanned multiple genres and six decades, during which she won 18 Grammy awards and sang for several US presidents. Franklin was awarded the US's highest civilian honor when President George W. Bush awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. Here are some words from her music.
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This Week in Words: August 6 - 10, 2018

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This Week in Words: July 28 - August 3, 2018

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This Week in Words: July 21 - 27, 2018

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This Week in Words: July 14 - 20, 2018

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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

No time to scour the headlines or watch the news? No problem! We’ve rounded up the top words heard, read, debated, and discussed this week. This was a week of one step forward, one step back. Years of acrimony were put aside as President Trump and Kim Jong-Un of North Korea met in Singapore and shepherded through an historic, if somewhat cryptic, agreement. Yet mere days before, the G-7 summit, usually a model of civility, was a tense forum for petty name calling. The merger between AT&T and Time Warner may be an business success, but soon consumers might have to pay more for full internet access. Take a look back at the week that was, vocabulary style.
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This Week in Words: June 4 - 8, 2018

No time to scour the headlines or watch the news? No problem! We’ve rounded up the top words heard, read, debated, and discussed this week. This week was can be described as "out with the old, in with the new." President Trump and his lawyers are working on a new theory of presidential power, one that questions whether it is legally feasible to indict a sitting president, or if he is immune from prosecution. New medical advancements can mimic human corneas and tooth enamel. Two touchstones in business and culture have exited the stage — Howard Schultz of Starbucks and David Koch of Koch Industries have both decided to retire. Take a look back at the week that was, vocabulary style.
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This Week in Words: May 28 - June 1, 2018

No time to scour the headlines or watch the news? No problem! We’ve rounded up the top words heard, read, debated, and discussed this week. This week provided hope that it is never too late to make progress. After President Trump abruptly cancelled a planned summit with North Korea due to his deep misgivings over "hostility" from that nation, the president suggested that the meeting may be back on. According to a new study, it's never too late to get a good night's sleep. And a television network made progress when it prioritized morals over money, cancelling its biggest show for the abhorrent comments the show's star made on Twitter. Take a look back at the week that was, vocabulary style.
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This Week in Words: May 5 - 11, 2018

No time to scour the headlines or watch the news? No problem! We’ve rounded up the top words heard, read, debated, and discussed this week. This week was full of decisive action. Researchers at the University of Buffalo took a major step towards solving the global clean water crisis by inventing a cheap, efficient water purifier. President Trump kept two campaign promises by instituting stringent border security and by withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. Is the president enforcing Draconian measures that he will one day come to rue, or will those measures become the vaunted hallmarks of a successful presidency? Only time will tell. Take a look back at the week that was, vocabulary style.
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This Week in Words: April 29 - May 4, 2018

No time to scour the headlines or watch the news? No problem! We’ve rounded up the top words heard, read, debated, and discussed this week. This week saw several situations unfold where an end to years of enmity is finally in sight. Kim Jong-Un was positively conciliatory about the prospect of denuclearization this week, after years of brazenly threatening to attack other countries. Eighteen films' worth of fictional conflict reached a pinnacle with the premier of Avengers: Infinity War. Take a look back at the week that was, vocabulary style.
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