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CollectionRipped from the Headlines: November 2022Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
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  • 16 WordsNovember Vocabulary Words
  • 12 WordsThis Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for October 29–November 4, 2022
  • 12 WordsThis Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for November 5–November 11, 2022
  • 12 WordsThis Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for November 12–November 18, 2022
  • 12 WordsThis Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for November 26–December 2, 2022
CollectionRipped from the Headlines: October 2022Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
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  • 14 WordsOctober Words
  • 17 WordsThis Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for October 1–October 7, 2022
  • 18 WordsThis Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for October 8–October 14, 2022
  • 18 WordsThis Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for October 15–October 21, 2022
  • 18 WordsThis Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for October 22–October 28, 2022
CollectionRipped from the Headlines: September 2022Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
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  • 15 WordsSeptember Words
  • 18 WordsThis Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for September 3–September 9, 2022
  • 18 WordsThis Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for September 10–September 16, 2022
  • 18 WordsThis Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for September 17–September 23, 2022
  • 18 WordsThis Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for September 24–September 30, 2022
  1. Ripped from the Headlines: August 2022Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
    Each week, we peruse the news to give you a word’s-eye view of what’s happening in the world. Here are some of our...
  2. Ripped from the Headlines: July 2022Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
    Each week, we peruse the news to give you a word’s-eye view of what’s happening in the world. Here are some of our...
  3. Ripped from the Headlines: June 2022Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
    Each week, we peruse the news to give you a word’s-eye view of what’s happening in the world. Here are some of our...
  4. Ripped from the Headlines: May 2022Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
    Each week, we peruse the news to give you a word’s-eye view of what’s happening in the world. Here are some of our...
  5. Ripped from the Headlines: April 2022Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
    Each week, we peruse the news to give you a word’s-eye view of what’s happening in the world. Here are some of our...
  6. Ripped from the Headlines: March 2022Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
    Each week, we peruse the news to give you a word’s-eye view of what’s happening in the world. Here are some of our...
  7. Ripped from the Headlines: February 2022Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
    Each week, we peruse the news to give you a word’s-eye view of what’s happening in the world. Here are some of our...
  8. Ripped from the Headlines: January 2022Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
    Each week, we peruse the news to give you a word’s-eye view of what’s happening in the world. Here are some of our...
  9. Ripped from the Headlines: December 2021Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
    Each week, we peruse the news to give you a word’s-eye view of what’s happening in the world. Here are some of our...
  10. Ripped from the Headlines: November 2021Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
    Each week, we peruse the news to give you a word’s-eye view of what’s happening in the world. Here are some of our...
  11. Ripped from the Headlines: October 2021Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
    Each week, we peruse the news to give you a word’s-eye view of what’s happening in the world. Here are some of our...
  12. Ripped from the Headlines: September 2021Our Weekly Roundups of Current Events Vocabulary
    Each week, we peruse the news to give you a word’s-eye view of what’s happening in the world. Here are some of our...

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Loretta Lynn (1932–2022) Tribute List

Loretta Lynn, widely viewed as the Queen of Country Music, was a singer/songwriter for six decades, beginning in the 1960s. With multiple gold albums and numerous No. 1 singles, Lynn set herself apart with a trailblazing spirit, signature musicality, and authentic country style. As of 2022, she was inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female recording artist. Part Cherokee, raised in Butcher Hollow, KY, she wrote straightforward lyrics that captured her life and feelings. Her most famous single, "Coal Miner's Daughter," became a 1980 film of the same name. This vocabulary list includes words from her lyrics, famous quotes, as well as statements from her obituary and memorial.
19 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for November 12–November 18, 2022

Stories about an inflatable flying saucer, a popular Marvel movie, and a less popular hairstyle all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
12 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for November 5–November 11, 2022

Stories about playful bumblebees, a toxic toad, and stressed-out mice all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
12 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for October 29–November 4, 2022

Stories about recreational fear, astronaut shelters on Mars, and King Tut's tomb all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
12 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for October 22–October 28, 2022

Stories about expensive bread, gravestone recipes, and a Ghostbusters hotel all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
18 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for October 15–October 21, 2022

Stories about a sarcastic fish, a Japanese anime theme park, and a beloved bird all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
18 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for October 8–October 14, 2022

Stories about Indigenous People's Day, urban coyotes, and a cursed concert hall all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
18 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for October 1–October 7, 2022

Stories about Fat Bear Week, pro pickleball, and a 40-foot human tower all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
17 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for September 24–September 30, 2022

Stories about Elton John, a rocket-asteroid collision, and shy raccoons all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
18 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for September 17–September 23, 2022

Stories about basketball champions, quadrillions of ants, and the Eiffel Tower all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
18 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for September 10–September 16, 2022

Stories about a historic Emmy win, Snoopy in space, and the death of a queen all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
18 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for September 3–September 9, 2022

Stories about underwater tourism, electric rickshaws, and a hydrogen-powered train all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
18 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for August 27–September 2, 2022

Stories about an enormous pumpkin, a valuable baseball card, and a delayed rocket launch all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
18 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for August 20–August 26, 2022

Stories about an internet meme, a tennis star, and a 17-year-old solo pilot all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
18 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for August 13–August 19, 2022

Stories about invasive donkeys, dreaming spiders, and an underwater village all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
19 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for August 6–August 12, 2022

Stories about sociable dolphins, a mustard shortage, and a swarm of escaped bees all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
21 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for July 30–August 5, 2022

Stories about mysterious holes on the ocean floor, a 500-year-old shark, and a helpful hawk all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
18 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for July 23–July 29, 2022

Stories about space trash, baby talk, and butterflies all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
19 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for July 16–July 22, 2022

Stories about the brains of woodpeckers, a celebrity wedding, and baby sharks all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
19 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for July 9–July 15, 2022

Stories about the world's largest parrot colony, an expensive dinosaur skeleton, and the remains of a 17th-century shipwreck all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
18 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for June 25–July 1, 2022

Stories about 100-year-old tortoises, helpful rats, and friends who smell like each other all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
19 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for June 18–June 24, 2022

Stories about catnip, a record-breaking triathlete, and a baby aardvark all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
20 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for June 11–June 17, 2022

Stories about Queen Elizabeth, Justin Bieber, and superworms all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
20 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for June 4–June 10, 2022

Stories about driverless taxi cabs, dancing baseball players, and a plant that clones itself all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
19 Words

This Week in Words: Current Events Vocab for May 21–May 27, 2022

Stories about a hidden underground forest, edible tape, and a peanut butter recall all contributed words to this list of vocabulary from the week's news.
19 Words

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