Inculcate yourself with erudition

Or “get smarter”

I found this list of 100 words Every High School Graduate Should Know and I felt a little stoopid. Apparently, it is quite normal to not know all the words (despite the title of the list) but rather something to aspire to.

I’m printing out the list and trying to learn a couple here and there. My computer has a dictionary, after all, and I spend enough time here.

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.”

In an effort to set your kid on the right path, RookieMoms is featuring these SATees, tiny t-shirts with sophisticated vocab words, and giving one away to a lucky subscriber on June 15.

As modeled by the lovely little Finn and as seen on Cool Mom Picks.
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