100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know (Houghton Mifflin)

The list stretches a bit to supply words for every letter of the alphabet. Confession: Last fall, I learned I had the meaning of enervate backwards.

There are a few others on that list that are in my reading vocabulary, but which I’d have a hard time defining — such as jejune and ziggurat .

I actually use Miriam-Webster’s online dictionary.