before i clicked, i thought i’d know most, if not all, of these words. i’m a college graduate. i taught high school english.
after clicking through?
let’s just say it was a humbling experience. there were more words i didn’t know, or at least didn’t know a precise definition for, than i thought there’d be.
and although i recognized nearly all of the words, there was even a word (moiety) that i’d never even seen before.
here’s my personal list of words for which i need to confirm a definition. for me, having a vague idea of the definition, or having the ability to use the word in a phrase without knowing the precise meaning, means i included the word on this list. context isn’t always everything.
i’ll have to get busy soon.
excluding the listed words above, i’ve used four of them: euro, wrought, reparation, and irony.
clearly i need to raise the level of the dialogue around here.