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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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    Game of Themes: Feminism

    Posted on 18 November 2014 by CliffsNotes

    Thanks to Emma Watson’s speech at the UN earlier this fall, a  lot of incredible people have been talking about feminism lately, and we think that’s pretty cool. In honor of Hermione, Beyoncé, and Benedict, we thought we’d take a look at feminism in Westeros.

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    Mockingjay Recap 4: Oh Peeta, Our Peeta

    Posted on 17 November 2014 by CliffsNotes

    No wonder Part 1 of Mockingjay is titled “The Ashes.” Everyone and everything seems burned in some way. At least from the ashes a phoenix rises, like in HP. Or a Mockingjay.

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    Mockingjay Recap 3: Birds, Bows, and Believing

    Posted on 14 November 2014 by CliffsNotes

    We're recapping Chapters 5-7 and delving into the importance of illusion vs. reality.

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    Mockingjay Recap 2: Spinning, Spinning, Spinning

    Posted on 13 November 2014 by CliffsNotes

    We’re wondering like Katniss is if District 13 is any better than the Capitol. Both of them are manipulating Katniss into doing what each wants.

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    Word of the Week: Puerile

    Posted on 12 November 2014 by CliffsNotes

    Word: puerile (adj)

    Meaning: childish

    Synonyms: immature, foolish, silly

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    Mockingjay Recap 1: Home Is Where the Death Is

    Posted on 11 November 2014 by CliffsNotes

    In honor of Mockingjay Part 1 hitting theaters next Friday, we're recapping the final book in the epic Hunger Games series. For the next two weeks, CliffsNotes will help you brush up on The Girl On Fire before she lights it up on the big screen.

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    Halloween CliffsNotes to Read Before Watching the Movie

    Posted on 27 October 2014 by CliffsNotes

     

    It's that time of year again... bring out the ghosts, goblins, ghouls! But before you settle in on your couch and start your scary movie marathon, check out these Halloween CliffsNotes to brush up on your monster movie facts.
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    Word of the Week: Nefarious

    Posted on 21 October 2014 by CliffsNotes


    Word: NEFARIOUS (adj)

    Meaning: evil

    Synonyms: wicked, malevolent, immoral

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    How to Combat a Mid-Test Freakout

    Posted on 17 October 2014 by CliffsNotes

     
    After confidently writing your name, you read the first question. You frantically flip to the second page…THERE IS A DIAGRAM??? You didn’t study any diagrams! And then it happens. The mid-test freak out. 

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    Word of the Week: Inundate

    Posted on 14 October 2014 by CliffsNotes


    Word: INUNDATE (v)

    Meaning: flood

    Synonyms: overwhelm, swamp, engulf

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