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  1. Profile photo of KikiPeepers
    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    June 3, 2007 at 6:55 pm
    Link: 100 Words That High School Graduates Should Know - Do you know all these words? Me neither.
  2. Profile photo of KikiPeepers
    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    June 3, 2007 at 7:16 pm
    I know 56 of them for sure...

    1. acumen
    2. antebellum
    3. chromosome
    4. circumnavigate
    5. deciduous
    6. deleterious
    7. enfranchise
    8. epiphany
    9. equinox
    10. euro
    11. facetious
    12. filibuster
    13. gamete
    14. gerrymander
    15. hemoglobin
    16. homogeneous
    17. hypotenuse
    18. impeach
    19. incognito
    20. infrastructure
    21. irony
    22. kinetic
    23. laissez faire
    24. metamorphosis
    25. mitosis
    26. nihilism
    27. nomenclature
    28. notarize
    29. omnipotent
    30. oxidize
    31. parabola
    32. paradigm
    33. parameter
    34. photosynthesis
    35. plagiarize
    36. plasma
    37. polymer
    38. quasar
    39. reciprocal
    40. reparation
    41. respiration
    42. soliloquy
    43. subjugate
    44. suffragist
    45. supercilious
    46. taxonomy
    47. tectonic
    48. tempestuous
    49. thermodynamics
    50. totalitarian
    51. usurp
    52. vacuous
    53. vehement
    54. vortex

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    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    June 3, 2007 at 7:16 pm
    55. wrought
    56. xenophobe
  4. Profile photo of FlowrPowr10
    FlowrPowr10 Female 13-17
    172 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:36 am
    I knew 67 of them--all of Kiki`s plus a few i don`t remember right now.
  5. Profile photo of Omgroflwtf
    Omgroflwtf Male 13-17
    510 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:38 am
    Tons of those are easy. But about 30% of them, I really have no idea.
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    brittany555 Female 13-17
    44 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:40 am
    cant wait to learn those.
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    Fayth Female 18-29
    496 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:41 am
    It would be easier to list the ones I don`t know. xD

    Jejune, kowtow, enervate, and pecuniary.

  8. Profile photo of FlowrPowr10
    FlowrPowr10 Female 13-17
    172 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:42 am
    I believe enervate means to drain of energy. But I`m not abso-positive.
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    GreenDay1039 Female 18-29
    110 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:43 am
    I know most of those..
    Meh. I`ve got two more years to figure out the rest.
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    Djer Male 18-29
    842 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:54 am
    Yeah, I`ve never been in Biology, so I don`t know half of those words...

    The other ones I know, though! :-P

  11. Profile photo of Manar
    Manar Male 30-39
    196 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:56 am
    Jejune - Something without meaning of substance.
    Kowtow - When you bow so low that you are groveling on the floor.
    Enervate - To unnerve or weaken someone.
    Pecuniary - Monetary.
  12. Profile photo of gr8nbed69
    gr8nbed69 Female 18-29
    110 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:56 am
    you know..some of these aren`t even "command of the language". Those snooty bastards, some of these are cultural literacy...like ziggurat for example. First, this is only a word pertaining to ancient Babylonians and Assyrians. I`d like to see the funding to teach all graduates this crap.
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    gr8nbed69 Female 18-29
    110 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:57 am
    Oops...one more thing. Yes, some of those words are very important and to have a conversation with anyone that is not only going to college b/c they got a sports scholarship you will need to know them .
  14. Profile photo of Unbreakable
    Unbreakable Female 18-29
    327 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 3:04 am
    kowtow????? What is, something you tow cows on, Alex??

    IMPEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAACCCCCHHHHHHHH! Boy, I love that word...and all high school grads SHOULD know it!

  15. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
    1065 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 3:17 am
    I remember that, in my SAT prep class we had to find definitions, write simple, compound, complex, and compound/complex sentences for each of them. I learned sh*t in that class.
  16. Profile photo of wings1313
    wings1313 Female 18-29
    314 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 3:19 am
    hahah i know most of those words...... some i learned in high school... but most in college......
  17. Profile photo of bianchi
    bianchi Female 18-29
    606 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 3:24 am
    dang, i need to start flipping my dictionary.
  18. Profile photo of kidcomeback
    kidcomeback Male 18-29
    182 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 3:47 am
    i took one look at the wall of text...
    and said "fcuk that."
  19. Profile photo of absolutmofo
    absolutmofo Female 18-29
    274 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 3:55 am
    ^ Agreed.

    Fck that sht.

  20. Profile photo of razordragon
    razordragon Male 18-29
    336 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 3:55 am
    83!
  21. Profile photo of scottthebum
    scottthebum Male 18-29
    383 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 4:06 am
    omg, ZIGGURAT!! i know that from warcraft 3!! i own.... sigh
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    jess_izzle Female 18-29
    226 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 4:08 am
    I know 65 of them.
  23. Profile photo of bambii311
    bambii311 Female 13-17
    333 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 4:31 am
    I know majority, but that`s because of those gosh darn SATs etc.
  24. Profile photo of teph2112
    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 4:41 am
    and about 3/4 of those words you will never use in ur lifetime
    seriously, whats the point of learning a list of words if everybody else doesnt know them?
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    unknownbeing Male 13-17
    298 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 4:46 am
    lol nanotechnology pretty easy word a 10 year old would know what nano meand and what technology means so yeah. and same scott i also learnt ziggurat from warcraft
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    eyesore Female 13-17
    170 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 4:52 am
    I know about 75% of them. And I haven`t even graduated from school yet! YESH MATE.
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    muckseen Female 18-29
    137 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 5:03 am
    "Euro" ....for serious?

    Then again, I should`ve learned not to doubt these things. Also, why all the biological words? I would hardly say that knowing the definition of hemoglobin is the benchmark to a good command of the English language.

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    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
    838 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 5:09 am
    "A ziggurat (Akkadian ziqqurrat, D-stem of zaqāru "to build on a raised area") is a temple tower of the ancient Mesopotamian valley and Iran, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories."

    Why the hell do i want to know that?

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    efst Female 30-39
    327 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 5:15 am
    Most of those words you will never use in your everyday life, so WTFF.
  30. Profile photo of Omi
    Omi Male 18-29
    159 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 5:52 am
    Lol, my Engineering degree has taught me very little. I know all the main mathematical, technical and business words, but ziggurat? F that crap!
  31. Profile photo of graciecoo290
    graciecoo290 Female 13-17
    22 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 6:32 am
    i am smart i know 6....:K
  32. Profile photo of TheSpoon
    TheSpoon Male 18-29
    212 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 6:43 am
    They spelt haemoglobin wrong :D... yes i`m critical :D
  33. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 6:48 am
    I know approximately 76 of them....they`re not that difficult!
  34. Profile photo of zoogle
    zoogle Female 18-29
    269 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 6:50 am
    Some i know...others i have no idea
  35. Profile photo of cargasm
    cargasm Male 18-29
    340 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 7:41 am
    i only knew 42 of em...
  36. Profile photo of newbie4sale
    newbie4sale Female 18-29
    102 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 7:43 am
    I only know 50...most of them biology-related. Isn`t jejune a part of the small intestine?
  37. Profile photo of Lou Two
    Lou Two Male 18-29
    1033 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 7:54 am
    Due to the genius edition fridge magnet poetry set my sisters bought me my first year at University I`d say I know around 70-80 of those words
  38. Profile photo of Lou Two
    Lou Two Male 18-29
    1033 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 8:01 am
    Although I only know words like fiduciary and pecuniary from sharing a house with law students
  39. Profile photo of CheeseMan1
    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
    1408 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 8:16 am
    I know about 10... good thing I`m not graduating HS for a couple years.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 8:28 am
    Just graduating now, and I know 84 of them WOOT!!
  41. Profile photo of xxminglexx
    xxminglexx Female 18-29
    761 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 8:44 am
    Hahaha, I`m a sophomore in highschool and I know.. 44. Yay
  42. Profile photo of bencraft
    bencraft Male 13-17
    145 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 8:45 am
    i only know:
    Euro
    Homogeneous
    Irony
    Parabola
    Parameter
    Photosynthesis
    Plagiarize
    Plasma
    Polymer
    Reciprocal
    Respiration
    Suffragist
    Tectonic

    So thats 13
    *Hangs head in shame*

  43. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 8:48 am
    There are just a few words I do not know, but that I have never seen nor read in my extensive studies. Nor have I seen any business use them. So, while I am not saying they are useless, I would say they are rarely needed, if ever.

    But, then again, they are just saying that if you know these words and how to properly use them, probably means you have a strong command of the english language.

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    bumblecock Male 18-29
    643 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 8:54 am
    This is nothing more than spam from the "editors of the American Heritage® dictionaries".
  45. Profile photo of Cardinal998
    Cardinal998 Male 13-17
    48 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 9:05 am
    I know about 3/4 of them
  46. Profile photo of speedsta
    speedsta Male 18-29
    609 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 9:08 am
    i shall now class myself as stupid.. i knew fark all
  47. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 9:21 am
    The ones I didn`t know were:
    unctuous
    supercilious
    pecuniary
    obsequious
    moiety
    lugubrious
    gerrymander
    fiduciary
    bowdlerize

    I guess that gives me 91 if I`m not being strict
    , but how strict are we being? I said "Sanguine" meant "Bloody" and I was right, but it apparently also means happy/optimistic, red complexioned, and an iron oxide crayon of some sort.

    If we`re being strict like that I only really get about 65.

  48. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 9:54 am
    Well, I hope that doesn`t count in high schools where english isn`t the main language, coz I only know about 30 of em ><.
  49. Profile photo of UhOhItsMegan
    UhOhItsMegan Female 18-29
    67 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 9:56 am
    I know most of these, but only because of the SAT Prep Vocab workbook I had to do in my senior english class. I think every one of those words were in it. Sadly, I only remember 75% of them now. I`m sure my college would be so proud. :)
  50. Profile photo of mulan182
    mulan182 Female 18-29
    305 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 10:11 am
    i knew .1% of those words. im a failure...
  51. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 10:53 am
    My fave. word is "Dumb/Ass" : lemme use it in a sentence :
    "LaraJunky is a dumb/ass she doesn`t most any of them. She even graduated High School with a 3.0 average"
    How sad, I am humbled and hang my empty head in shame *sobs silently*. These are the sad but few she actually knows :

    chromosome
    euro
    hemoglobin
    impeach
    incognito
    infrastructure
    irony
    metamorphosis
    oxidize
    parameter
    photosynthesis
    plagiarize
    plasma
    precipitous
    quasar
    respiration
    tectonic
    vehement
    vortex
    wrought

    A whole 20 of them, WOW ... meh.

  52. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 11:20 am
    I know those who are the same in Swedish, like hubris and hypotenuse.
  53. Profile photo of Maksie99
    Maksie99 Male 18-29
    695 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 11:24 am
    Ziggurat? Quasar? Why do highSchool graduates need to know Pokemon names? :-P
  54. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 11:34 am
    omg. im so thick.
  55. Profile photo of dragonrice
    dragonrice Male 18-29
    632 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 11:50 am
    Uh oh I`m going to university next year and I only know like 30 of these.
  56. Profile photo of shellbell12
    shellbell12 Female 13-17
    12 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 11:53 am
    I no 11 of them, yes i no sad but i am not even in high skool yet, and guess wat i knew ziggurat!
  57. Profile photo of Pinkies
    Pinkies Female 13-17
    679 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 12:05 pm
    I know none of em.
    Im 12.
    That okay?
  58. Profile photo of Jazz5490
    Jazz5490 Female 13-17
    292 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 12:07 pm
    they spelt hemoglobin wrong its meant to be haemoglobin isnt it? x x x
  59. Profile photo of rambozo
    rambozo Male 13-17
    171 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 12:55 pm
    i knew bout 20% of them but i guess i havnt graduated yet
  60. Profile photo of Casta44
    Casta44 Male 13-17
    89 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 1:23 pm
    HOW THE FCUK DOES THIS MAKE ME LESS BORED!?!?
    B¡tches.
  61. Profile photo of Contrast
    Contrast Female 13-17
    54 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 1:31 pm
    totalitarian ---> favourite word.
  62. Profile photo of Casta44
    Casta44 Male 13-17
    89 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 1:32 pm
    sry, i dont want to sound like ...u know.

    uhhh. but realy. this link sucked.

  63. Profile photo of keylimepie20
    keylimepie20 Male 18-29
    142 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 1:36 pm
    NO!!!, ZIGURAT IS, A, POKEMON!
  64. Profile photo of Contrast
    Contrast Female 13-17
    54 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 1:38 pm
    chromosome
    circumnavigate
    deciduous
    diffident
    enervate
    epiphany
    equinox
    euro
    feckless
    gauche
    hemoglobin
    homogeneous
    hypotenuse
    impeach
    incognito
    incontrovertible
    infrastructure
    irony
    kinetic
    lexicon
    metamorphosis
    mitosis
    nanotechnology
    nihilism
    nonsectarian
    notarize
    omnipotent
    oxidize
    paradigm
    parameter
    photosynthesis
    plagiarize
    plasma
    polymer
    precipitous
    quotidian
    recapitulate
    reciprocal
    reparation
    respiration
    subjugate
    tempestuous
    thermodynamics
    totalitarian
    usurp
    vehement
    vortex
    wrought
    xenophobe
    yeoman

    I used to know more... :\

  65. Profile photo of Lilynia
    Lilynia Female 13-17
    61 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 1:38 pm
    This is practically saying that if your strongest subjects are science oriented then you`re more knowledgeable than an arty student...What bullpoo. Seriously, most of those terms are scientific.
  66. Profile photo of boredchick19
    boredchick19 Female 13-17
    228 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 1:58 pm
    i no nine of them. ...if plasma means a plasma screen. lol :-P
  67. Profile photo of BABY_BEAR
    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
    1395 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 1:58 pm
    I can use 77 of them confidently tho i left secondary school with virtually no qualifications and have no higher education to speak of. I just enjoy reading and have educated myself.
  68. Profile photo of Malletman
    Malletman Male 18-29
    679 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:04 pm
    On 6/4/2007 6:43:58 AM TheSpoon wrote: They spelt haemoglobin wrong :D... yes i`m critical :D

    English/American spelling variation.

  69. Profile photo of JoleneChicoi
    JoleneChicoi Female 18-29
    7 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:21 pm
    i have heard some of those but i only know 9
  70. Profile photo of tnt1126
    tnt1126 Male 13-17
    79 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:24 pm
    i no like 10 and i havnt gone to high skool yet stupid middle skool
  71. Profile photo of Stentorian
    Stentorian Male 13-17
    425 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 2:45 pm
    I know and can use 81 of them and still have two years of high school left to learn the other 19.
  72. Profile photo of Krazykat5216
    Krazykat5216 Female 13-17
    46 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 3:07 pm
    I know about 23 of them and I`m not even in highschool.
  73. Profile photo of thebigjnp
    thebigjnp Male 13-17
    5 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 3:30 pm
    I know them all!!!!!!11111 No kidding though. My 10th Grade English teacher literally found this list and made us learn them. It required the use of a lexicon for many hours. The test was pretty feckless. And to recapitulate what everyone is saying on here, many of these words are not quotidian.
  74. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 3:38 pm
    ^ SAME HERE HAHAHA
  75. Profile photo of ezmandaaez
    ezmandaaez Female 13-17
    93 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 3:52 pm
    17/100
    and i`m only in 8th grade
    but i still feel stupid
    DOH!
  76. Profile photo of sniugnep
    sniugnep Female 13-17
    330 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 3:55 pm
    I know quite a few, I wasn`t counting...

    Isn`t zigurat a pokemon? So what is it supposed to mean in the list?

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    punki3 Female 13-17
    175 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 3:56 pm
    heh... I had Usurp as a vocab word in like the 2nd quarter this year.. (9th grade)I know for sure other than that is:
    chromosome
    epiphany
    equinox
    euro
    hemoglobin, something to do with the human body I believe...
    homogeneous, I better, it`s gonna be on my exam wednesday
    hypotenuse
    impeach
    incognito
    irony
    kinetic
    metamorphosis
    mitosis, heard it and it`s on the tip of my tongue I swear it is!
    nanotechnology
    oxidize
    parabola
    parameter
    photosynthesis
    plagiarize
    plasma
    polymer
    reciprocal
    reparation
    respiration
    soliloquy (learned that when we read romeo and juliet)
    subjugate
    tectonic
    totalitarian
    Usurp (I know I already said that)
    vortex
    yup, only 30 words.. heh... oh well, I`m still have 3 years of high school left...
  78. Profile photo of ChickenMan
    ChickenMan Male 13-17
    250 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 4:02 pm
    Houghten Mifflin is insane.
  79. Profile photo of catzgirl
    catzgirl Female 13-17
    57 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 4:03 pm
    Great. More words I should learn.
  80. Profile photo of xRevengex
    xRevengex Female 18-29
    419 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 4:18 pm
    I knew 20 of them.
  81. Profile photo of 7451
    7451 Male 70 & Over
    1478 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 4:30 pm
    Pfft, I`m fourteen and I know metamorphosis, mitosis, chromosome, circumnavigate, deciduous, photosynthesis, parameter, oxidize, omnipotent, nanotechnology, plasma, equinox, euro, gauche, hypotenuse, incognito, lexicon, polymer, quasar, respiration, vacuous, vortex, wrought, xenophobe, ziggurat and a few more.

    But I wouldn`t advise using them every day in conversation.

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    someone? Male 13-17
    1371 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 4:31 pm
    48 and i`m only a sophomore, so I guess that makes sense ;d

    chromosome
    circumnavigate
    deciduous
    epiphany
    equinox
    euro
    evanescent
    facetious
    gamete
    gauche
    hemoglobin
    homogeneous
    hubris
    hypotenuse
    impeach
    incognito
    infrastructure
    irony
    kinetic
    laissez faire
    metamorphosis
    mitosis
    nanotechnology
    nonsectarian
    notarize
    oligarchy
    omnipotent
    orthography
    oxidize
    parabola
    parameter
    photosynthesis
    plagiarize
    plasma
    polymer
    reciprocal
    reparation
    respiration
    soliloquy
    taxonomy
    tectonic
    thermodynamics
    totalitarian
    usurp
    vortex
    wrought
    xenophobe
    ziggurat

  83. Profile photo of omta
    omta Female 13-17
    363 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 5:07 pm
    I`m never going to use half of those words, pointless. :/
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    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
    1114 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 5:10 pm
    I know most of em, and I`m 13.

    acumen its like the lion king song! y`know, with pumba and that other one...

  85. Profile photo of SerFox
    SerFox Male 18-29
    276 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 5:36 pm
    Okay this is obviously built on American education where you only get real high school level when you hit University since all of the US educational policies are built on `stabalized learning` which is in actual fact gibberish for `keep them dumb until they prove themselves`. You don`t get a worthwhile education in the US.
  86. Profile photo of 42467
    42467 Male 18-29
    743 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 5:43 pm
    i knew 21,of course,im a 6th grader =P
  87. Profile photo of danielkwan88
    danielkwan88 Male 18-29
    307 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 5:43 pm
    ok...most of them are from SAT
  88. Profile photo of Sweet_Tooth
    Sweet_Tooth Male 18-29
    308 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 5:48 pm
    I didn`t even look at the whole list. After seeing the first 10, I`m thinking, "Wow. Our school system must suck." I`m graduating on Wednesday, and out of those first 10, I knew zero.
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    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
    1412 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 5:54 pm
    Im not a high school graduate, so its okay. I wont get accused of being stupid because I dont know a single word...Oh poo I sound really dumb now hahha..
  90. Profile photo of subzeroblue2
    subzeroblue2 Female 18-29
    204 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 5:56 pm
    gahh i only knew chromosone and ziggurat
  91. Profile photo of RakeSlayer
    RakeSlayer Female 13-17
    87 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 6:09 pm
    I know about 20 or so of them and I`m 13 (8th grade), so that`d pretty good I guess. When will we ever use these words anyway!?
  92. Profile photo of kh2ishere
    kh2ishere Male 13-17
    61 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 6:14 pm
    I know exactly 40. Thank god I haven`t graduated yet. XD
  93. Profile photo of btpanther39
    btpanther39 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 6:38 pm
    unbreakable, kowtow was one i was totally confused about, my dad said its like bowing down to someone. example: we were supposed to kowtow before the king to show our loyalty.
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 6:42 pm
    Everyone, copy / paste all the words you know!!
    OMG I`m spellbound.
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    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 6:50 pm
    I graduate on Saturday and I know 81 of the words. If I learn 4 words per day I should learn them in time.
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    jdopgrinen Female 18-29
    27 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 7:00 pm
    I`ve never even heard of most of those words, let alone know what they mean. I know the five or six obvious ones, sure... but words like "obsequious"? "pecuniary"? "quoditian"???
    I`m going to graduate soon, and this saddens me. If we`re supposed to know them then how come they`ve never even been mentioned to us? I`m going to make it a point to look up every single one and commit them to memory. >:[
  97. Profile photo of GeMiNi0587
    GeMiNi0587 Female 18-29
    173 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 7:19 pm
    i know like 55. the other ones ive never even heard of/was never taught.
  98. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 7:30 pm
    well... I know some of them ^^
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    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 8:00 pm
    High five anyone I know four.
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    Ninfi Female 13-17
    137 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 8:06 pm
    mm I knew like 50, but given that i got a couple of years left in HS, and that english isn`t my fisrt lenguage, i guess its ok
  101. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 8:24 pm
    I know..
    -chromosome
    -gamete
    -homogeneous
    -hypotenuse
    -impeach
    -irony
    -kinetic
    -metamorphosis
    -mitosis
    -moiety
    -nihilism
    -photosynthesis
    -plasma
    -reciprocal
    -reparation
    -respiration
    -suffragist
    -totalitarian
    -vortex
    -wrought

    But I`m only in eight grade!

  102. Profile photo of YUP_IM_BORED
    YUP_IM_BORED Female 13-17
    195 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 9:02 pm
    I dont know many but I`m not close to a highschool graduate...heres the ones I DO know..
    deciduous
    epiphany
    impeach
    incognito
    irony
    vortex
    plasma
    nanotechnology
    metamorphisis
    photosynthesis
    plagiarize
    haha 11!
  103. Profile photo of meepdude
    meepdude Male 13-17
    273 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 9:06 pm
    uh...i knew mitosis! =D
  104. Profile photo of Nadroj09
    Nadroj09 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 9:16 pm
    i know most of them, yay
    a actually just wrote an essay on nihilism the other day
  105. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 10:01 pm
    HA HA I KNOW 82 OF THEM!!!!!!
  106. Profile photo of RedNine
    RedNine Male 13-17
    99 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 10:13 pm
    I know a little over roughly half of those, and I`m only in grade eight. Whoever posted this needs more education.
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    theraconteur Female 18-29
    3 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 10:14 pm
    Err... Um.. I`m a 14 year old 9th grader.. who got all A`s (and the top grade in every class...) and I know what all those words are...
  108. Profile photo of strings99
    strings99 Male 13-17
    128 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 10:43 pm
    A few.
  109. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 10:50 pm
    i know *of* them
  110. Profile photo of zep fan
    zep fan Female 18-29
    492 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 11:10 pm
    Yeah, I think I had maybe six of those on vocabulary tests...

    Sad thing is that I had vocabulary tests in elementary school and then not again until 12th grade.
    In Livingston Parish the only words you need to know are "huntin`" and "y`all."
    :-P

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    anderclown Male 18-29
    30 posts
    June 4, 2007 at 11:11 pm
    I don`t know very many of those...:(
  112. Profile photo of mindy_rawrr
    mindy_rawrr Female 13-17
    52 posts
    June 5, 2007 at 1:21 am
    Hm. I know at least half of them, and I`m a freshman in High school this August.
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    williskewlas Male 13-17
    22 posts
    June 5, 2007 at 1:39 am
    why the hell should I know what a ziggurat is I know whata ziggurat is but why do I need to know it will never be useful along with pretty much every other word on the list
  114. Profile photo of Invalok
    Invalok Male 18-29
    724 posts
    June 5, 2007 at 8:04 am
    I know about 89% of them, way to lazy to sort / list them out..
  115. Profile photo of IRLIteach
    IRLIteach Male 30-39
    10 posts
    June 5, 2007 at 9:13 am
    There were 3, I think, in the first column alone that I don`t know, and I`m an English teacher.
    On 6/4/2007 2:56:39 AM gr8nbed69 wrote: you know..some of these aren`t even "command of the language". Those snooty bastards, some of these are cultural literacy...like ziggurat for example. First, this is only a word pertaining to ancient Babylonians and Assyrians. I`d like to see the funding to teach all graduates this crap.
    I agree. We use a vocabulary program in my school where time constraints necessitate cutting some corners, and I always give less attention to the really, really technological and scientific terms, or terms that have more selective use. Nothing against any of them; it`s just that "hemoglobin" isn`t going to work itself into conversation as easily as "auspicious."
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    IRLIteach Male 30-39
    10 posts
    June 5, 2007 at 9:18 am
    On 6/4/2007 9:21:59 AM Baalthazaq wrote: 91 if I`m not being strict , but how strict are we being? I said "Sanguine" meant "Bloody" and I was right, but it apparently also means happy/optimistic, red complexioned, and an iron oxide crayon of some sort. If we`re being strict like that I only really get about 65.
    See, I think you`re close enough with "sanguine," as far as recognizing it with no context on some list. The important thing is knowing these words when you encounter them in reading or conversation, and with added context, I bet you`d be able to make that leap.
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    flyingpixiex Female 18-29
    152 posts
    June 5, 2007 at 11:33 am
    I knew about 90 of them.. thanks to vocab tests every week in gradeschool AND highschool, and an english degree.
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    kidatheart88 Female 18-29
    37 posts
    June 5, 2007 at 11:55 am
    Uh-ohs. I don`t know very many of these and I`m about to be a sophomore in college.
  119. Profile photo of gibsonsga73
    gibsonsga73 Male 13-17
    268 posts
    June 5, 2007 at 4:17 pm
    well, im in tenth grade, and i know roughly half of those....i dont think thats that good....
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    bccseahawkz Male 13-17
    204 posts
    June 5, 2007 at 7:19 pm
    plagiarize? whats that?

    (ctrl+C, ctrl+V)

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    violingirl77 Female 13-17
    1426 posts
    June 5, 2007 at 8:54 pm
    I know 56:

    1. auspicious
    2. chromosome
    3. circumnavigate
    4. deciduous
    5. diffident
    6. epiphany
    7. equinox
    8. euro
    9. evanescent
    10. facetious
    11. gauche
    12. hemoglobin
    13. homogeneous
    14. hubris
    15. hypotenuse
    16. impeach
    17. incognito
    18. inculcate
    19. infrastructure
    20. irony
    21. kinetic
    22. laissez faire
    23. lexicon
    24. metamorphosis
    25. mitosis
    26. nanotechnology
    27. nonsectarian
    28. notarize
    29. omnipotent
    30. orthography
    31. oxidize
    32. parabola
    33. paradigm
    34. parameter
    35. photosynthesis
    36. plagiarize
    37. plasma
    38. polymer
    39. precipitous
    40. quasar
    41. recapitulate
    42. reciprocal
    43. reparation
    44. respiration
    45. soliloquy
    46. subjugate
    47. tectonic
    48. thermodynamics
    49. totalitarian
    50. unctuous
    51. usurp
    52. vacuous
    53. vehement
    54. vortex
    55. xenophobe
    56. yeoman

    And I`m only a freshman.

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    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    June 6, 2007 at 12:27 am
    what the F*CK!!! is a kowtow.
  123. Profile photo of lunani
    lunani Female 18-29
    257 posts
    June 6, 2007 at 8:54 am
    This can be very useful to me.. English is a foreign language for me and I`m having this huge English exam for the ending of high school (graduating or something) in autumn, so I think they`d like it if I used some of these in my essay :p
  124. Profile photo of ditzy_chic14
    ditzy_chic14 Female 13-17
    74 posts
    June 6, 2007 at 1:54 pm
    I know like almost all of those and I haven`t even graduated yet so.....
  125. Profile photo of Qpax
    Qpax Male 18-29
    188 posts
    June 6, 2007 at 3:58 pm
    `what the F*CK!!! is a kowtow.`
    It`s a verb. And it means to acquiesce, but with connotations of subservience.

    Anyway, I know all of the sensible ones except `ziggurat` and `winnow`. And by sensible, I mean `not referring to US law, etc`, which I can`t possibly be expected to be aware of.
    Having said that, I am a language geek studing English at University with the aim of getting a PhD, so it might be a bit unrealistic to expect every highschool student to know 100% of those.

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    kgirl_06 Female 18-29
    74 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 4:26 pm
    I know sixty one of them.
  127. Profile photo of kgirl_06
    kgirl_06 Female 18-29
    74 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    BTW, Lou Two rocks my socks, because he has poetry magnets. <3
  128. Profile photo of Dracor
    Dracor Male 13-17
    140 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 8:58 pm
    I know a bunch of them, and I don`t graduate for 4 more years.
  129. Profile photo of Giacona
    Giacona Male 13-17
    38 posts
    June 9, 2007 at 8:04 pm
    My 8th grade English teacher used these for her vocab quizzes throughout the year.

    I still don`t know em all.

  130. Profile photo of girlytomboy
    girlytomboy Female 13-17
    4 posts
    June 9, 2007 at 8:24 pm
    I know at least 12 of these words and i`m only in the 6th grade, and a year yonger then most of the other kids
  131. Profile photo of rubberducki1
    rubberducki1 Female 18-29
    89 posts
    June 11, 2007 at 12:12 am
    I know 85. I`d say thats pretty good for just finishing spophomore year, but I will learn the rest. A lot of them have to do with government and biology... stuff I will probably never use.
  132. Profile photo of Myloveispain
    Myloveispain Female 13-17
    17 posts
    June 11, 2007 at 7:14 pm
    I know...
    abjure
    abrogate
    abstemious
    acumen
    auspicious
    belie
    chicanery
    chromosome
    churlish
    circumlocution
    circumnavigate
    deciduous
    diffident
    enervate
    enfranchise
    epiphany
    equinox
    euro
    evanescent
    expurgate
    facetious
    fatuous
    feckless
    gamete
    gauche
    gerrymander
    hegemony
    hemoglobin
    homogeneous
    hubris
    hypotenuse
    impeach*
    incognito
    incontrovertible
    inculcate
    infrastructure
    interpolate
    irony
    jejune
    kinetic
    kowtow
    lexicon
    metamorphosis
    nanotechnology
    nomenclature
    nonsectarian
    notarize
    obsequious
    omnipotent
    orthography
    oxidize
    parameter
    photosynthesis
    plagiarize
    plasma
    polymer
    precipitous
    quasar
    recapitulate
    reciprocal
    reparation
    respiration
    sanguine
    subjugate
    supercilious
    tautology
    taxonomy
    tectonic
    tempestuous
    thermodynamics
    totalitarian
    vacuous
    vortex
    wrought...

    I`m 13, so

  133. Profile photo of Myloveispain
    Myloveispain Female 13-17
    17 posts
    June 11, 2007 at 7:15 pm
    I`m not exactly proud of it. =( I know, I suck. xD
  134. Profile photo of Mbirdgurl
    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
    920 posts
    June 16, 2007 at 4:30 pm
    I know 43.

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