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CollectionRipped from the Headlines: May 2020Our Weekly Roundups of Words Used in the News
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  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: May 3–9, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: May 3–9, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: May 10–16, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: May 10–16, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: May 17-23, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: May 17–23, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: May 24–30, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: May 24–30, 2020
CollectionRipped from the Headlines: April 2020Our Weekly Roundups of Words Used in the News
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  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: March 29–April 4, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: March 29–April 4, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: April 5–11, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: April 5–11, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: April 12–18, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: April 12–18, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: April 19–25, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: April 19–25, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: April 26–May 2, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture, April 26–May 2, 2020
CollectionRipped from the Headlines: March 2020Our Weekly Roundups of Words Used in the News
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  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: February 29–March 6, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: February 29–March 6, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: March 7–13, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: March 7–13, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: March 14–20, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: March 14–20, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: March 21–27, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: March 21–27, 2020

News Vocabulary Lists:

This Week In Words: May 10–16, 2020

Stories about court orders, face shields, and million-mile batteries all contributed words to this roundup of vocabulary from the week's top news stories.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: May 10–16, 2020

Quarantine is pushing more and more culture online. Stories about music, theater, and even art classes adapting to the new normal contributed timely words to our list of vocabulary from the arts, sports, and tech worlds.
10 Words

Little Richard (1932–2020): Tribute List

It's impossible to overstate the importance of Little Richard, born Richard Penniman, in the history of popular music. Known as "The Architect of Rock 'n' Roll," he was really the founding father. He fused R&B, gospel, and boogie-woogie into a new genre that that changed the culture forever. From the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix, from Michael Jackson to Prince, his combination of virtuosity, enthusiasm, and showmanship inspired generations of imitators. He died on May 9, 2020.
15 Words

This Week In Words: April 26–May 2, 2020

Stories covering good news about some homemade masks, a promising treatment, and the origins of the coronavirus lead off this list of vocabulary taken from this week's top stories.
10 Words

This Week In Culture, April 26–May 2, 2020

Stories about dancers flocking to TikTok, dogs sniffing out sick people, and the NCAA on the verge of a major change all contributed timely words to this list of vocabulary from the week's entertainment, tech, and sports news.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: April 19–25, 2020

Tom Brady busts into some guy's house, lots of music is still being released, and Zoom calls are making us crazy — these stories and more contributed words to this week's list of vocabulary from the entertainment, sports, and tech worlds.
10 Words

This Week In Words: April 19–25, 2020

Stories about record low oil prices, a blockbuster Senate report, and Kim Jong-Un's health all contributed words to this week's list of vocabulary from the news.
10 Words

This Week In Words: April 12–18, 2020

Who will Joe Biden's running mate be? Why are seeds so hard to get? What's going on with the Post Office? Stories that answer these questions and more contributed timely vocabulary to this list of words from the week's news.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: April 12–18, 2020

Stories about relevant reading, artists and amateurs alike getting creative in quarantine, and some gripping new TV lead off our list of vocabulary from the culture beat.
10 Words

Bill Withers (1938–2020) Tribute List

Bill Withers, one of the most popular and influential songwriters of the 1970s, died on April 2. His importance is especially remarkable given how late he started — well into his 30s — and how short his music career was. He made eight records between 1971-78, and then one more in 1985 before walking away from the music business forever. While his songs were heartfelt and sincere, his speeches were hilarious and sarcastic, particularly the one he gave when he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
15 Words

This Week In Words: March 29–April 4, 2020

If you're having trouble keeping up with the fast-moving news, let this list get you up to speed, with some timely and useful vocabulary words for good measure.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: March 29–April 4, 2020

Recommendations for video games, a new Bob Dylan song, and stories about the past and future of sports all contributed timely vocabulary to this week's list of words from the culture beat.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: March 21–27, 2020

Some suggestions for activities to enjoy at home, some posts by celebrities to entertain you, and some news about Royals and Olympics all contributed words to this week's list of vocabulary from the culture and sports beats.
10 Words

This Week In Words: March 21–27, 2020

Most of the news these days relates in one way or another to the pandemic, and this list contains timely vocabulary from the week's top stories.
10 Words

This Week In Words: February 22–28, 2020

A lot of coronavirus stories from different angles — economic, political, and of course, medical — contributed words to this week's round-up of vocabulary from the news.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: February 22–28, 2020

A tennis star retires, a jazz genius inspires, and a math great passes on — these and other stories contributed words to this week's list of vocabulary from the sports, tech, and culture worlds.
10 Words

This Week In Words: February 8–14, 2020

Are you up to speed on the Democratic primaries, the COVID-19 epidemic, and the so-called "coup of the century?" If not, we've got you covered with this list of vocabulary from these and other stories in the week's news.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: February 8–14, 2020

Some far-out space stories, a foldable smartphone, and the mystery behind the world's oldest woman all contributed words to this week's list of vocabulary from tech, sports, and entertainment.
10 Words

This Week In Words: January 25–31, 2020

Stories about a tragic helicopter crash, the ongoing impeachment trial, and the spreading coronavirus all provided vocabulary words for this week's list of timely terms.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: January 25–31, 2019

Stories about a surprisingly valuable watch, the Grammys, and lizards falling from the sky all contributed words to this week's list of vocabulary from the sports, entertainment, and culture worlds.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: January 18–24, 2020

Are you hungry for more Hunger Games? Do you love loud restaurants? What if we told you that fruit fly brains are really interesting? Stories that address these questions and more served up some choice vocabulary for this week's list from the culture, tech, and sports worlds.
10 Words

This Week In Words: January 18–24, 2020

Stories from impeachment to this season's flu outbreak to the world's richest man getting his phone hacked all provided words for this week's list of news-related vocabulary.
10 Words

This Week In Words: January 11–17, 2020

Stories about mysterious drones in the air, grounded planes, impeachment, and the 2020 campaign all contributed vocabulary for this week's list of eminently learnable words.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: January 11–17, 2020

Which are the 30 most evil tech companies? What's the oldest tree in the world? What's the longest winning streak in chess? These intriguing questions are all answered below, where you'll also find choice vocabulary from this week's tech, sports, and entertainment news.
10 Words

This Week In Words: January 4–10, 2020

News stories about fires, earthquakes, Iran, and lab-grown meat all provided vocabulary for this week's list of must-learn words.
10 Words

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