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Houellebecq Skewers French Academe

Reading Level: Expert. Vocab words: novelist, disaffected, copious, sinecure, nameless, irritate, dissertation, imperious, implacable, pedagogy, theocracy, rigor, existential, austerity, disquiet, allusion, ironic, zealot.

A Message to Netanyahu: Enough Is Enough

Reading Level: Advanced. Vocab words: impetuous, irony, usurp, immigrate, indignation, craven, emigrate, betray, induct, courageous, infuriate.

The Biology of Being Good to Others

Reading Level: Advanced. Vocab words: altruism, partisan, altruist, pretentious, omission, deride.

Now We Have Palinism Without Palin

Reading Level: Standard. Vocab words: strident, manifesto, genial, condescension, malevolent, conceit, arrogant.

Royal Dutch Shell Wants to Look for Oil in the Most Dangerous Drilling Environment in the World

Reading Level: Expert. Vocab words: floe, hiatus, expanse, euphoric, supplant, persistence, irony, sporadic, sentinel, vista.

Russia: Another Dead Democrat

Reading Level: Advanced. Vocab words: unscathed, tinge, malfeasance, inadvertently, contributor, abduction, languish.

Why Americans Don't Care About Prison Rape

Reading Level: Expert. Vocab words: incarcerate, terminus, statistician, testimonial, insinuate, nonchalance, disaffected, cession, receptive, allusion, perjure, second-rate.

Iran's Role in Defeating the Islamic State

Reading Level: Advanced. Vocab words: nemesis, nuance, enfranchise, repress, supersede, contributor.

Why Terrorism Works

Reading Level: Expert. Vocab words: evanescent, novelist, aver, coercive, disenfranchise, choreograph, posit, efficacy, intractable, persistence, perceive, insurrection, lobby, perplex, foment, regimen, ephemeral, instantaneous, committed, perish.

How to let go: The Leftovers, Broadchurch, and The Missing

Reading Level: Standard. Vocab words: mourn, altruist, assimilate, allegory, poise, intractable, superfluous, dissatisfy, nondescript.

Kitten Clone – Douglas Coupland

Reading Level: Standard. Vocab words: eschew, denouement, poignancy, simile, declarative, conformity.

The strategic genius of Iran’s supreme leader

Reading Level: Standard. Vocab words: despicable, defiance, interlocutor, transact, evaporate, consequential.

Religion’s new atheist scapegoat: Why the Chapel Hill shootings weren’t about Islamophobia

Reading Level: Standard. Vocab words: impel, animus, rebut, indictment, denote, rationalism, renunciation.

In Iraq, Syria, Battling to Preserve Cultural Heritage Under Siege

Reading Level: Advanced. Vocab words: archeology, idolatry, curator, brigade, kidnapping, artifact, immovable, stanch.

Piano plays Harvard

Reading Level: Expert. Vocab words: unspeakable, modulate, luminous, orthogonal, orthodoxy, expound, forlorn, sequester, perfunctory, partisan, laudable, humanist, relegate, corollary, perennial, shallow, perceive, protrusion, exhilarate, aesthetic, hermetic.

Comedians Waiting for Cars and Coffee

Reading Level: Standard. Vocab words: propriety, bungle, amalgam, indignation, harrowing, spectral, zeitgeist, countenance.

A search for identity draws jihadis to the horrors of Isis

Reading Level: Standard. Vocab words: estrange, deplore, disengage, utopian, detest, mores, existential, grotesque, espouse.

Generation gap? A totally phoney war is more the case

Reading Level: Standard. Vocab words: connoisseur, mercenary, apathetic, exhume, perquisite, altruism, impoverish, descendant, auspicious.

The Anxiety of Misquotation | The Los Angeles Review of Books

Reading Level: Advanced. Vocab words: theologian, jurisprudence, obligate, monograph, preface, disillusion, modernity, inquisitive, ephemeral, interlocutor, narrate.

Abolish the death penalty!: Here are 8 good reasons why

Reading Level: Advanced. Vocab words: moratorium, recant, exonerate, reinstate, incarcerate, warrant, exoneration.

Lure of the Caliphate

Reading Level: Advanced. Vocab words: perpetrate, affiliate, messianic, pious, submissive, kidnap, orthodox, pedigree, licentious, rife, propel, alienation, decree.

R.I.P., American conservatism: What’s really behind the Tea Party’s barren individualism

Reading Level: Expert. Vocab words: extol, agrarian, mores, enamor, vestige, instructive, pernicious, individualism, attenuate, idiom, chattel, stranger, decree, ascribe, virulent, privation, ameliorate, transact, immutable.

John Aubrey and our golden age of life writing

Reading Level: Expert. Vocab words: minutia, anecdote, posterity, scrupulous, perilous, panegyric, oration, embroil, piety, novelist, executor, disinfectant, condescend, perforate, seduce, betray.

Code of the City

Reading Level: Expert. Vocab words: prone, promulgate, entrust, propel, burgeon, multiplicity, sequester, sophisticated.