Mysteries of Vernacular: Inaugurate

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The United States inaugurates a president every four years, but where does the word inaugurate really come from? Watch the video to find out and then read a few famous inaugural addresses, which are linked in the Dig Deeper section on the page. The narrator tracks the word back to more superstitious roots,and each step of the word's development is animated. Check out the additional materials, which include questions and links to more information.

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  • Follows the progression of the word clearly

  • The questions are limited; make sure your class reads over the Dig Deeper section before completing the questions