Sunday, 20 January 2013

Words to know


BOSTON, MA — The editors of the American Heritage® dictionaries have compiled a list of
100 words they recommend every high school graduate should know.
"The words we suggest," says senior editor Steven Kleinedler, "are not meant to be
exhaustive but are a benchmark against which graduates and their parents can measure
themselves. If you are able to use these words correctly, you are likely to have a superior
command of the language."


1,000 words from

The top 1,000 vocabulary words have been carefully chosen to represent difficult but common words that appear in everyday academic and business writing. These words are also the most likely to appear on the SAT, ACT, GRE, and ToEFL. 
To create this list, we started with the words that give our users the most trouble and then ranked them by how frequently they appear in our corpus of billions of words from edited sources. If you only have time to study one list of words, this is the list.


Vocabulary list related to English language arts for students in grades 9-12.

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