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  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: February 1–7, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: February 1–7, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: February 8–14, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: February 8–14, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: February 15–21, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: February 15–21, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: February 22–28, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: February 22–28, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: January 4–10, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: January 4–10, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: January 11–17, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: January 11–17, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: January 18–24, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: January 18–24, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: January 25–31, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: January 25–31, 2019
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: December 7-13, 2019
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: December 7–13, 2019
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: December 14–20, 2019
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: December 14–20, 2019
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: December 21–27, 2019
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: December 21–27, 2019
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Words: December 28, 2019–January 3, 2020
  • 10 WordsThis Week In Culture: December 28, 2019–January 3, 2020

News Vocabulary Lists:

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

This Week In Culture: January 4–10, 2020

Stories about disappearing languages, indoor skiing, and not-so-Golden Globes contributed words to this week's list of vocabulary from the tech, sports, and entertainment worlds.
10 Words

Andrew Clements (1949-2019) Tribute List

Andrew Clements wrote many children's stories and books — by his own count, over 90 — and won dozens of awards for them. This list of vocabulary words comes from several of his most popular titles, including his debut novel Frindle.
17 Words

This Week In Words: November 23–29, 2019

A Thanksgiving mega-storm, more impeachment developments, and a proposal for longer school days round out our list of vocabulary from the week's top news stories. Bundle up and tuck in for a lexical feast!
10 Words

This Week In Culture: November 23–29, 2019

The universe gets an x-ray. Kanye writes an opera. Dolly gets her due. These and other assorted happenings contributed the choicest vocabulary from this week's sports, science, and culture stories.
10 Words

This Week In Words: November 16–22, 2019

From bans on fracking and vaping, to exciting green tech breakthroughs, to impeachment bombshells — we've followed the twists and turns of the week's news and collected words to satisfy the most voracious vocabularian.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: November 16–22, 2019

Stories about possible alien life, a theft that wasn't, and some lucky ducks all contributed words to this week's vocabulary roundup drawn from stories about science, sports, and culture.
10 Words

This Week In Words: November 9–15, 2019

Secret groups, "hedgehog hair", a record cold snap, and floods battering Venice: exciting times call for exciting words. We've gathered the choicest vocabulary from this week's news, which, let's face it, was mostly about politics and weather.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: November 9–15, 2019

Stories about digging pigs, the darkest pigment ever, and a rock star's astonishing hobby all contributed words to this week's list of vocabulary from the world of science, sports, and entertainment.
10 Words

This Week In Words: November 2–8, 2019

Elections, social media surveillance, and climate change: another week of conflict, crisis, and controversy means another roundup of topical terms for turbulent times.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: November 2–8, 2019

Looking for stories about a talking dog, a curved universe, and the insult that defines our era? Good news! We've assembled this list of terms from the week's top tech, entertainment, and science news.
10 Words

This Week In Culture: October 26–November 1, 2019

From ancient sculptures to cutting-edge telepathy — with a roundabout detour to the World Series — we've roped together some of the most gutsy vocabulary from the week's arts, tech, and sports stories.
10 Words

This Week In Words: October 26–November 1, 2019

People power was in effect this week, with protests by citizens and employees making news around the world. We've gathered a crowd of fiery words from these stories to help you demonstrate your vocabulary mastery.
10 Words

This Week In Words: October 19–25, 2019

Unlike the friction, blazing fire, and super cannons that populate this lexicon based the week's top news stories, learning these words will not wear you down, burn you up, or be a waste of effort. We promise!
10 Words

This Week In Culture: October 19–25, 2019

Is the old-fashioned menswear suit dead? Did Mitt Romney have the most boring secret Twitter of all time? Does not sleeping make us eat badly? Here's a roundup of current events words that are just as interesting as those questions, all of which are pulled from this week's entertainment, sports, and science stories.
10 Words

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