Tempted by the blogging world

Forsoothsayer (one of my favourite bloggers) opened all doors to hell with her post on vocabulary. Nevertheless it’s tempted a couple of bloggers to test their vocab against such fine knowledge of the language. I was challenged to post my list. So here goes nothing.

“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.”

I bolded the words I know:

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
ziggurat

Not bad, not brilliant. The ones I didn’t bold I have no clue. I either know the word or I don’t.

Forsoothsayer and OpeRon… all I can say is I’m VERY impressed.

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7 thoughts on “Tempted by the blogging world

  1. awww.. My name is here.. awwwwwwwww.. with sweet forsoothsayer 😀

    You did alrite Inji .. it is that u forgot some of them.. Like Gamete .. this is ovum or sperm .. any sex cell is called gamete!..
    enervate .. SHAME, where’s harry potter spells.. this is one of them.. those were obvious, u should have known them 😀

    😀

  2. Well, my last post was totally minimized somehow, dunno, maybe because I made those annoying look smile or something… Continue:- It is Half a Human Cell, which is called a Sperm in males and Eggs (or ovums) in Females, and when they combine they create a Zygote (which is the little baby that will stay with me my whole miserable life), anyways, Can’t wait to see more (uncomplicated) blogs from you, see ya.

  3. Kareeeem: Welcome back. You were missed. Yes Fahad would’ve!! Definately. If you’ve actually seen or heard from him recently, I’m jealous!!!

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