Here’s a time waster that’s educational: How many of these 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know do you *not* know?
I can give a pretty good definition for maybe a dozen of them, and could probably get within swinging distance of the rest. Except for these two: “gamete” and “moiety.”
Of course, now I’ve looked them up. I believe that I could have defined “gamete” when I was in high school and taking a course in which such a thing was discussed (hint!), so I’ll agree that high school graduates should know it. I’m not convinced that every high school graduate needs to know the word “moiety.”
Definitely everyone should know “hubris.” Does everyone need to know “ziggurat”? I think it’s there just to represent the letter ‘z.’ I’d rather they chose “zazen” instead
Which words on the list do/don’t you know?
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