Sunday, September 14, 2008

100 Words College Students Should Know


Who doesn't like a list. Ever so often, I run across really interesting lists of things. This time it is a list of top 100 words that all high school students should know.

This list of 100 words is compiled by the American Heritage® dictionaries.

"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."

Here are the top 10 on the list. How many do you know? How many would come in handy if you were job hunting?

Remove the ones you know and develop a strategy to learn the others.

Find the entire list here!
-abjure
-abrogate
-abstemious
-acumen
-antebellum
-auspicious
-belie
-bellicose
-bowdlerize
-chicanery

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