100 words you should know meme
The editors of American Heritage dictionaries have come up with a list of 100 words every high school graduate should know.
Here's what they say about it-
BOSTON, MA — The editors of the American Heritage® dictionaries have compiled a list of 100 words they recommend every high school graduate should know.
"The words we suggest," says senior editor Steven Kleinedler, "are not meant to be exhaustive but are a benchmark against which graduates and their parents can measure themselves. If you are able to use these words correctly, you are likely to have a superior command of the language."
So, I thought I'd take a look at the list and bold the ones that I actually know the meaning for, and if y'all want to join the fun, post the list in your blog/LJ/whatever, and leave me a comment here so we can compare! ;)
Some words I know I should know (and could probably pull off using them in a sentance and be right 50% of the time!)...but I'm not marking them if I don't already know the definition. But, I WILL go look some of them up and try to use them in conversation...so beware!
(click below for list!)
Dang! I just can't place ziggurat...sems like I should know that one! (off to Google to look it up!)
So, if I count it right, I got 80. I guess Aaryk HAS been a good influence on me! ;) So how'd YOU do?!