WORD LISTS

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100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know (100 words)
December 16, 2014
American Heritage Dictionaries normally feature about 70,000 entries. From that multitude, the editors have chosen 100 words that are neither obscure...
The Vocabulary.com Top 1000 (1000 words)
May 12, 2012
The top 1,000 vocabulary words have been carefully chosen to represent difficult but common words that appear in everyday academic and business...
GRE High Frequency Words (334 words)
October 8, 2012
Barron's GRE 17th Edition High Freq Words
100 SAT Words Beginning with "A" (100 words)
August 11, 2014
What better way to prepare for the sentence completion and passage-based questions on the SAT than to commit yourself to completing our alphabetically...
100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know (100 words)
August 27, 2014
Words selected by the Editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
The New SAT: Language of the Test - List #1 (25 words)
January 20, 2016
How can you perform well on the new reading section of the SAT if you don’t fully understand the language being used in the directions and in the...
Power Prefix #1: anti- (10 words)
August 8, 2013
Learn these words beginning with the power prefix "anti" (meaning "against," "in opposition to," or "opposite...
300 Most Difficult SAT Words (300 words)
September 30, 2012
Hardest out of the 1000 most common SAT words. Knowing all of these is the safest way to guarantee a good mark in the critical reading and writing...
Jim Burke's Academic Vocabulary List (358 words)
February 21, 2014
A thorough survey of various textbooks, assignments, content area standards, and examinations yields the following list of words compiled by Jim...
Some Helpful Poetry Terms (24 words)
September 5, 2014
One of the stumbling blocks when trying to study poetry is that it seems like a different world. Familiar things, like words, are put to unfamiliar...
The New SAT: Words to Capture Tone - List #1 (25 words)
January 20, 2016
On the New SAT, all of the Reading Test questions are multiple choice and are based on reading passages that may be taken from literature, science,...
"The Giver" by Lois Lowry, Chapters 1–4 (30 words)
July 19, 2018
Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a regimented community that is free from pain and suffering — but also free from joy, independence, and even color....
"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, Chapters 1–6 (25 words)
July 16, 2018
In this classic coming-of-age story, Scout Finch recounts her childhood in Maycomb, Alabama. When Scout's father is appointed to defend a black...
The Top 60 Most Common Academic Words (60 words)
January 4, 2010
according to Averil Coxhead's Academic Word List (2000)
super easy list. get points now (51 words)
January 15, 2014
words stupid people know. get lots of points and achievements with this list.
Words Football Fans Can Master Easily (18 words)
January 27, 2014
These vocabulary words should be easy to master for football fans already familiar their definitions in a football context. See the football-specific...
PSAT Words (87 words)
August 4, 2012
Words I've encountered in practice PSAT tests.
100 SAT Words Beginning with "B" (100 words)
August 11, 2014
Find lists of SAT words organized by every letter of the alphabet here: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K & L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W,...
Power Prefix #2: con- (10 words)
November 5, 2012
Learn these ten words beginning with the power prefix "con-" (meaning "together"). More Power Prefix lists: anti-, fore-,...
Words inspired by "Inside Out" (20 words)
June 18, 2015
Disney/Pixar's "Inside Out" takes the viewer inside the head of Riley, an 11-year old girl whose emotions are personified by five...
"The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton, Chapters 1–2 (15 words)
July 16, 2018
In the 1960s, tensions between two rival gangs separated along economic lines reach a violent breaking point. Here are links to our lists for the...
100 SAT words Beginning with W,X,Y, and Z (100 words)
August 11, 2014
Find lists of SAT words organized by every letter of the alphabet here: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K & L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W,...
In the Mood? 100 Ways to Describe How You Feel (100 words)
November 2, 2015
Creative writers, this one's for you! One teacher's chart shows that emotion words all boil down to fear, anger, happiness, anger, and...
The New SAT: Words to Capture Tone (200 words)
December 15, 2015
On the New SAT, all of the Reading Test questions are multiple choice and are based on reading passages that may be taken from literature, science,...
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech (1963) (80 words)
January 5, 2018
On August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial...
April Fool's List (23 words)
April 1, 2018
In celebration of April Fool's Day, here are twenty vocabulary words that all have to do with various degrees of joking, trickery and deceit....
II (492 words)
September 7, 2018
Every learnable word in the list contains a fairly large number of context-based practice questions. (Up to 70+ questions per word.) 2,800+ words are...
PARCC: Language of the Test (Grade7) (45 words)
March 21, 2016
Before you can answer a question on the PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy section, you first need to know what the question is asking. Learn this...
Malala (18 words)
August 27, 2017
The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
"Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare, Act I (29 words)
July 16, 2018
Sparks fly when Romeo and Juliet first meet, but their families are sworn enemies locked in an ancient feud. Learn these words from Shakespeare's...
ASVAB (115 words)
October 2, 2011
ASVAB TEST
Tier 2 Words for the SBAC ELA Items (68 words)
January 19, 2016
Here are 68 Tier 2 words that are likely to be found on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) ELA exams for 6th - 11th grades. These words...
Power Prefix #3: fore- (10 words)
November 5, 2012
Learn these words beginning with the power prefix "fore-" (meaning "before"). More Power Prefix lists: anti-, con-, inter-,...
Russell Brand Inspired (263 words)
May 28, 2013
A list of words which have I've heard while listening to radio shows and stand-up gigs by the British comedian Russell Brand
"Night" by Elie Wiesel, Sections 1–3 (40 words)
August 15, 2018
In this unflinching memoir, Elie Wiesel describes his experience as a young man imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust. Here...
"The Giver" by Lois Lowry, Chapters 5–8 (30 words)
July 19, 2018
Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a regimented community that is free from pain and suffering — but also free from joy, independence, and even color....
"Wonder" by R.J. Palacio, Part I (30 words)
November 15, 2017
In this novel, a boy with facial anomalies tries to navigate the sometimes treacherous world of public school. Learn these words from R.J....
"The Declaration of Independence" (1776) (30 words)
July 16, 2018
The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, with a...
Comfy Cozy (11 words)
January 18, 2018
Here's a list about relaxation and taking it easy. Whether it is for protection from a winter chill or relishing comfort no matter what the...
It Takes Two: Bi (10 words)
November 2, 2015
Learn these prefixes that can make you think twice about the words they form: bi, di, diplo
ASVAB Word Knowledge (100 words)
August 3, 2016
The Word Knowledge subtest of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a vocabulary test comprised of definition and...
The Bill of Rights (50 words)
July 16, 2018
Learn these words to better understand the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
Academic Vocabulary Toolkit 1, Words 1-10 (10 words)
June 1, 2015
Kate Kinsella's "The Academic Vocabulary Toolkit" focuses on words used across different subject areas and careers in spoken and...
The New SAT: Multiple-Meaning Words List #1 (25 words)
January 21, 2016
Context is king -- that’s the lesson you need to internalize as you begin preparing for the vocabulary questions on the new SAT. We have identified...
The Star-Spangled Banner (15 words)
October 14, 2015
The American National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, is sung at assemblies, before sporting events, and it has even been sung before all the...
"The Giver" by Lois Lowry, Chapters 9–13 (30 words)
July 19, 2018
Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a regimented community that is free from pain and suffering — but also free from joy, independence, and even color....
Q (73 words)
December 13, 2017
Learnable Q words
Latin Root "sub" Words (10 words)
February 24, 2016
Learn these words beginning with the power prefix "sub-" (meaning "below" or "under"). More Power Prefix lists: anti-,...
100 Words to Make You Sound Smart (99 words)
April 26, 2013
Note: Catch-22 is missing from this list. The editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries are pleased to present the newest title in the...
The New SAT: The Language of the Test (150 words)
January 4, 2016
How can you perform well on the new reading section of the SAT if you don’t fully understand the language being used in the directions and in the...