Paul sent me an article this afternoon from The New Republic titled, “From Whittaker Chambers to George W. Bush. The End of the Journey” by Sam Tanenhaus. It was long and interesting and educational. As I read it though, I was reminded why I like reading things online, about which I’ve written before here.
Normally if you asked me, I’d claim to have a pretty good vocabulary, but there are certainly words whose definition I don’t know. As I read this article today, I found it necessary to look up these nine words:
Now there may have been more words that I should have looked up or perhaps would have benefited from looking up, but these nine were stumpers for me.
If you’d like to comment, why don’t you see how many of them you know before you click on the link and find out what the definition of each of them is? In your comment, you can proudly announce that you knew 9 of 9 before checking the definition or admit that you knew 0 of 9 or reveal your score anywhere in between. It’ll be interesting for me to see how my vocabulary differs from yours, at least on this nine word sample. You already know, of course, that I scored a 0 of 9 on this little test.