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?