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不会“美高中生必会100单词”不丢人

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有背字典习惯的同学,如果到 American Heritage Dictionary 网站上,就可能看到下面的信息:

quote:

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."

对于这个100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know,我想大多数人唯有一声叹息了,反正我有一半多的词完全不认识。

为了寻求自我安慰,找了几条国外网友的评论以及留言:

Well, in my second year of college, I haven't used/heard about 67% of those words.
这个嘛,我已经大二了,可连100个词里的67%都没有用过/听说过。

I think this is just an excuse to try to make graduates feel inferior......
在我看来,这100个词的出台仅仅是想让大学毕业生自我羞辱一番。

I think the list makers are setting their standards a bit high.
我觉得这个列表的标准订得有点高。

I'd be very impressed with a high school senior who knew every one of those words: I don't know if that means Houghton Mifflin has unreasonably high standards, or if education has gone downhill.
有个高中生认出了所有的100个单词,我对此印象深刻。我不知道是出版商Houghton Mifflin 将标准订得不合理,还是现在的教育正在走下坡路。

当然,100个词中有那么多生僻的词,还有一种可能存在的原因就是:如果100个词很简单,你们还会买书来学来看吗?何况,“100个词”还出了系列图书呢。所以说,这里的“100个词”可能是作为一个概念被出版商炒作了一番。如果你是上进的学生,不妨买本书或者通过其他途径把这些单词全部掌握;而如果你就是恰巧路过看到,那么也不必为自己仅仅识得出几个单词而唉声叹气,心急火燎了。

"Open my eyes, my feeling, my touch, my heart." Just relax.

最后,附上这100个单词,你能认出几个?
abjure
abrogate
abstemious
acumen
antebellum
auspicious

belie
bellicose
bowdlerize

chicanery
chromosome
churlish
circumlocution
circumnavigate

deciduous
deleterious
diffident

enervate
enfranchise
epiphany
equinox
euro
evanescent
expurgate

facetious
fatuous
feckless
fiduciary
filibuster

gamete
gauche
gerrymander

hegemony
hemoglobin
homogeneous
hubris
hypotenuse

impeach
incognito
incontrovertible
inculcate
infrastructure
interpolate
irony

jejune

kinetic
kowtow

laissez faire
lexicon
loquacious
lugubrious

metamorphosis
mitosis
moiety

nanotechnology
nihilism
nomenclature
nonsectarian
notarize

obsequious
oligarchy
omnipotent
orthography
oxidize

parabola
paradigm
parameter
pecuniary
photosynthesis
plagiarize
plasma
polymer
precipitous

quasar
quotidian

recapitulate
reciprocal
reparation
respiration

sanguine
soliloquy
subjugate
suffragist
supercilious

tautology
taxonomy
tectonic
tempestuous
thermodynamics
totalitarian

unctuous
usurp

vacuous
vehement
vortex

winnow
wrought

xenophobe

yeoman

ziggura

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2010-03-26 20:02 编辑:kuaileyingyu
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