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100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know
« on: May 29, 2007, 06:41:18 PM »
The editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries have released 100 words which they believe every high school student should know before they graduate. Here's the list:


abjure
abrogate
abstemious
acumen
antebellum
auspicious
belie
bellicose
bowdlerize
chicanery
chromosome
churlish
circumlocution
circumnavigate
deciduous
deleterious
diffident
enervate
enfranchise
epiphany
equinox
euro
evanescent
expurgate
facetious
fatuous
feckless
fiduciary
filibuster
gamete
gauche
gerrymander
hegemony
hemoglobin
homogeneous
hubris
hypotenuse
impeach
incognito
incontrovertible
inculcate
infrastructure
interpolate
irony
jejune
kinetic
kowtow
laissez faire
lexicon
loquacious


   
lugubrious
metamorphosis
mitosis
moiety
nanotechnology
nihilism
nomenclature
nonsectarian
notarize
obsequious
oligarchy
omnipotent
orthography
oxidize
parabola
paradigm
parameter
pecuniary
photosynthesis
plagiarize
plasma
polymer
precipitous
quasar
quotidian
recapitulate
reciprocal
reparation
respiration
sanguine
soliloquy
subjugate
suffragist
supercilious
tautology
taxonomy
tectonic
tempestuous
thermodynamics
totalitarian
unctuous
usurp
vacuous
vehement
vortex
winnow
wrought
xenophobe
yeoman
ziggurat

Test you vocabulary. Can you define all the 100 words?

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007, 05:27:24 PM »
Some of it  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2008, 02:09:36 PM »
check thefreedictionary.com

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2008, 02:13:36 PM »
Wow, I'm glad to know my years in school were a complete waste.

Those editors must like making people feel stupid.

Good for them.



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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2008, 02:39:01 PM »
Mike some of those words are no longer popular. But it's still fun to learn though. One who uses them so often would sound like genius.

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2008, 03:02:11 PM »



thats so true Thyl...

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2008, 03:42:48 PM »
Mao lagi, Ms BeLLe.

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 06:33:03 AM »
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago once said, in a joke, that the English Dictionary was named after her (Meriam Webster Dictionary). :)

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hahaha jokester kaayo diay ni si Senator Defensor Santiago. :)

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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 10:01:08 AM »
I won't be surprised if half of American high school graduates haven't read or heard half of these words...
...than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln



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