When the editors of The American Heritage College Dictionary assembled their list of 100 words every high school graduate should know, the response was overwhelming. That surge of interest sparked the publication of this handy book, which is perfect for prospective and retrospective high school graduates alike. Based on The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, this book provides complete definitions and etymologies for each word. Extra example sentences and quotations that illustrate the correct usage of words are given, as well.
The book includes an essay by the editors describing the selection process and the reasons for selecting these words-words that are challenging yet are used regularly in newspapers, magazines, books, and other media sources.
100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know offers a good way to find out where you are and where you could be going. You, your friends, and your family can use it to test yourselves, improve your vocabulary, and just have fun.