NAEP Test Words

December 7, 2012
Words included in the 2009 and 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests of fourth, eighth, and twelfth grade vocabulary. Read about the test here.
An interactive map showing the location of bombs dropped on London during the Blitz in World War II has been created.
BBC (Dec 7, 2012)
Nor would Ebola virus spread easily through orangutan populations.
BBC (Dec 7, 2012)
However, as is so often the case, people underestimate how rapidly technology moves on.
Scientific American (Nov 20, 2012)
In 2008, HP scientists announced an incredible breakthrough in fashioning a circuit that had eluded others for over three decades.
Forbes (Nov 29, 2012)
The half-dozen trees that came down have been cleared.
New York Times (Nov 30, 2012)
I clenched my teeth as my small hands gripped the mirror shard tighter.
Nature (Dec 5, 2012)
He gazed up at a tree house he built — now being used by the protesters — turned around and walked quietly back toward his home.
New York Times (Oct 12, 2012)
“Venice needs a new model of moving forward.”
New York Times (Dec 6, 2012)
Measured in tone and outraged in its argument, it is an emotionally stirring, at times crushingly depressing cinematic call to witness.
New York Times (Nov 21, 2012)
The actor strikes familiar poses, the famous cigarette jauntily thrusting.
New York Times (Dec 6, 2012)
The thing that puzzled Price the most: Getting better had only made him worse.
Seattle Times (Nov 11, 2012)
Floors were going to sparkle, and greeters would welcome customers at the entrance.
Slate (Oct 5, 2012)
Not long ago, I chronicled their staggering decline in season-ticket sales -- 62 percent over those same 10 years.
Seattle Times (Nov 28, 2012)
Scientists have observed a striking decline in Northeast winters.
New York Times (Dec 6, 2012)
He suggested that at heart, skiers and snowboarders are optimists.
New York Times (Dec 7, 2012)
Six years later, the barren, brown view has sprung back to life.
Scientific American (Nov 20, 2012)
They were making little test strips that would change color based on the amount of caffeine detected.
Inc (Dec 6, 2012)
By early Monday, an eerie quiet had fallen over the agency.
New York Times (Nov 8, 2012)
Organised crime is reported to flourish and kidnappings and violence are commonplace.
BBC (Dec 5, 2012)
The Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, the most prestigious British award, followed 10 years later.
The Guardian (Dec 5, 2012)
Beyond tips, Tomsky has packed his book with outrageous anecdotes about guests.
Seattle Times (Nov 19, 2012)
She often brought home “mistakes,” confections lacking the trademark swirl, or misunderstood orders, edible but wrong.
The New Yorker (Nov 26, 2012)
He caught it, but grimaced in pain and was unable to get up.
New York Times (Oct 14, 2012)
Public Enemy: Still ticked off after all these years, the hip-hop icons have been waging war on apathy since the ‘80s.
Chicago Tribune (Dec 5, 2012)
Her supporters say the impeachment charges are politically motivated.
BBC (Dec 6, 2012)
But say you want to replicate America’s most famous tree in your living room.
BusinessWeek (Dec 5, 2012)
As well as the notorious staples of sausage rolls and pasties, outlets sell regional specialities.
The Guardian (Aug 17, 2012)
Wireless providers have concocted a particularly dizzying array of hurdles to get on their Web sites.
New York Times (Jun 22, 2012)
Code is embedded in our phones, ATMs, voting machines, buildings, social interactions, culture.
Slate (Nov 30, 2012)
In the clubhouse, a table is laden with flowers and sympathy notes offering "strength and support in these hard times".
BBC (Dec 6, 2012)
In rural areas, cigarette smoke permeates buses, shops and even doctors' offices.
Nature (Sep 26, 2012)
Scientists are responsible for providing the hard data.
Scientific American (Dec 6, 2012)
“Some of my patients take solace in knowing that the pesticide levels are below safety thresholds,” Dr. Bravata said.
New York Times (Sep 3, 2012)
These teachers, professionally trained to deal with cheeky people, tolerated my impertinent frisking.
Time (Nov 28, 2012)
TV still makes up the vast majority of advertising media budgets, by far.
Forbes (Dec 7, 2012)
“Lots of good memories here,” a wistful Francis said, before turning back and smiling.
Washington Post (Nov 16, 2012)
On air his urbane tenor speaking voice conveys a cool omniscience and authority that seem ageless.
New York Times (Jun 23, 2012)
Any transaction will need to move quickly in order to capitalize on consumer interest. 
Inc (Dec 6, 2012)
But who exactly will end up buying in Andermatt is on the minds of the marketers, as well as a few prospective buyers.
New York Times (Nov 24, 2012)
Every company in the world has tightened it's belt and many are prospering, why?
BBC (Nov 13, 2012)
Insurance companies do not currently reimburse private advocates' fees.
US News (Oct 9, 2012)
Having articulated our business model in 20 minutes, we can now look back on the experience.
Inc (Nov 5, 2012)
Shariat said men should be particularly proactive about their health care.
Reuters (Dec 6, 2012)
But Mrs. Arlington, usually cold as ice and perfectly self-possessed, had quite lost her nerve.
Standish, Burt L.
People with schizophrenia can at times have delusions that they are responsible for crimes they did not commit.
New York Times (Jun 1, 2012)

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Saturday September 21st 2013, 6:59 AM
Comment by: Olivera P. (Serbia, Republic of)
As easy as these words are, you might get a little too hotheaded and click the first answer that seems like the correct one, make sure to read the whole answers, before you click. :)

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