Vocabulary, What Words Are Important?

Fashions change in everything … popular book genres, clothing, jewelry, everything.  I stumbled across a list that leads me to believe that word fashions change too.  We all know each year new words are added to our common English language … bot, blog, LMAO (is is really a “word”?).  This article, though, was focused on everyday vocabulary, not memes (speaking of a new word) or acronyms, but the ‘100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know’.

Being much more than a high school graduate I decided to test myself.  Here I share 10 of the 100 words.  These 10 words either have confused me as to meaning or pronunciation. Let’s see what you think of them:

abjure, bowdlerize, churlish, evanescent, gamete, hegemony, hubris, moiety, quotidian, and ziggurat.

Greats words to discuss with friends over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

Does anyone agree?

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