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    Word of the Week: Opprobrium

    Posted on 26 February 2015 by CliffsNotes

    Word: opprobrium (n)

    Meaning: shame

    Synonyms: disgrace, dishonor, embarrassment

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    Word of the Week: Truculence

    Posted on 18 February 2015 by CliffsNotes

    Word: truculence (n)

    Meaning: ferocity

    Synonyms: insolence, defiance

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    Word of the Week: Sagacious

    Posted on 11 February 2015 by CliffsNotes

    Word: sagacious (adj)

    Meaning: wise

    Synonyms: perceptive, erudite, knowledgeable

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    You Asked, Cliffs Answered: Band Names

    Posted on 10 February 2015 by CliffsNotes

    Band names are often obscure – what the heck does “The Beatles” mean? Who is Floyd and why is he Pink? Coldplay? Was it cold in their rehearsal space? You asked where these bands got their names, and Cliff is here to answer!


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    Word of the Week: Germane

    Posted on 23 January 2015 by CliffsNotes

    Word: germane (adj)

    Meaning: relevant

    Synonyms: topical, useful, appropriate

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    How To Deal With College Decisions

    Posted on 20 January 2015 by CliffsNotes

    It’s Judgment Day. Well not actually, it’s just that time of year when you start to hear back from colleges. But man oh man can it feel like Judgment Day. Here’s our Cliffs Tips list for how to deal with hearing back from colleges. Read more...
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    Appreciate a Dragon Day!

    Posted on 16 January 2015 by CliffsNotes

    Happy Appreciate a Dragon Day! Here at CliffsNotes we love our literary dragons – whether they be Harry’s dreaded Hungarian Horntail, greedy Smaug in The Hobbit, or Daenerys Targaryen’s baby dragons.

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    Word of the Week: Pragmatic

    Posted on 15 January 2015 by CliffsNotes

    Word: pragmatic (adj)

    Meaning: practical

    Synonyms: logical, realistic, sensible

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    Pop Culture Biology Trivia

    Posted on 9 January 2015 by CliffsNotes

    Studying for bio but bored out of your mind? Spice your studying! Check out our biology trivia questions, laced with Taylor Swift and Game of Thrones!

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    Word of the Week: Stanch

    Posted on 6 January 2015 by CliffsNotes

    Word: stanch (v)

    Meaning: to stop the flowing

    Synonyms: check, halt, plug

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    Word of the Week: Veracity

    Posted on 18 December 2014 by CliffsNotes

    Word: veracity (n)

    Meaning: truthfulness

    Synonyms: accuracy, authenticity, genuineness


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    CliffsNotes to Read Before Watching the Movie

    Posted on 15 December 2014 by CliffsNotes

    Either you haven't quite gotten around to reading Pride and Prejudice like you've meant to or you haven't brushed up on Mockingjay since you sped through the series in one sleepless week. We've got your back! Here are our top CliffsNotes to check out before watching the film versions.

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    Word of the Week: Sanguine

    Posted on 10 December 2014 by CliffsNotes

    Word: sanguine (adj)

    Meaning: cheerfully confident

    Synonyms: optimistic, upbeat, hopeful

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    Word of the Week: Abrasive

    Posted on 5 December 2014 by CliffsNotes

    Word: abrasive (adj)

    Meaning: rough

    Synonyms: course, rude, harsh, rasping

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    Mockingjay Recap 5: Games, Anyone?

    Posted on 21 November 2014 by CliffsNotes

    Catch up with this final recap before going to the Mockingjay premiere tonight!

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