Tuesday, May 29, 2007

100 Words Every US High School Graduate Should Know

Apparently some editors of a dictionary decided to compile a list of 100 words that all US high school graduates should know. Let's see how I fare:

p/s: I have enabled AnswerTips in my blog. Just double-click on ANY word in my blog, and you will get a dictionary / encyclopaedic definition instantly!

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
Hell, 68. Those words that I didn't know, I have never seen before. Siao eh. No wonder people who took SAT complain all the time. I guess if you go ask Eric, Ren Jie etc, they will tell you the meaning of synonyms of every single term in there. :P

8 comments:

Ka Lip said...

Haha, I know fewer words than you...

Anonymous said...

hey hey.. u can add one more... ziggurat! Sejarah Peradaban Dunia Tingkatan 4!! =P

--hL--

day-dreamer said...

=.="

What words are those? I didn't dare to count how many I know. Hahaha. Bet the number's pathetic.

So Eric and Ren Jie, faster explain! :P

King Ung said...

haha 25 words only.... that i know.... ==+

Casper said...

guess you got this post from Digg as well... :p

jasmine said...

*faint*
anyway, i did well for the SAT without knowing all these words.
So the person who compiled this list, just trying to scare us lah.
Haha.

sophisticatedsoul said...

Wow, 68 is a lot! Some words look familiar but I've forgotten their meaning. Can that be counted as I know them? :P

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