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100 advanced English words!
1.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 27 Dec 2012 Thu 08:22 pm

I have come across a wordlist:

Here is the full list:

http://www.world-english.org/improve_vocabulary.htm

 

I just looked at the words and i have figured it out that i know about %5 only.

I just wonder if native english speakers know and use these???

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2.       harp00n
3993 posts
 27 Dec 2012 Thu 08:49 pm

Belki yanlış düşünüyorum, ancak; Synonym denilen illet bir mekanizma bazen 17. yüzyıldan kalma kelimeler içeriyor ve onları ezberlemek, zaman kaybından başka birşey değil gibime geliyor. Bir dilin binlerce kelime içermesi o dilin zenginliğini göstermez bence. Sonuçta o binlerce kelimeden, günlük hayatta kullanılan kelime sayısı bin´i bulmuyor bile. Bize "i don´t" diye öğretip, "i not" diye konuşan British English ve konuştuğu gibi "nite, in da" yazan bir American English var ortada. Fazlası için kasmak neye yarayacak ki?

3.       Adam25
369 posts
 28 Dec 2012 Fri 12:21 am

 

Quoting ikicihan

I have come across a wordlist:

Here is the full list:

http://www.world-english.org/improve_vocabulary.htm

 

I just looked at the words and i have figured it out that i know about %5 only.

I just wonder if native english speakers know and use these???

 

Looking through the list I would say that any native English speaker with a reasonably good education would know and use all these words although not necessarily on a daily basis.  Least likely to be used in my opinion - nadir and knell.

 

4.       Henry
2604 posts
 28 Dec 2012 Fri 01:19 am

Interesting list. Most words would rarely be used on the streets.

I have never used or heard of nadir before. I would just use low point.

The low point of my day occurred when I noticed my car was stolen. 

Predilection is another word that I have seldom seen or heard. I would just use preference for.

 

5.       nemanjasrb
507 posts
 28 Dec 2012 Fri 02:24 pm

I knew 2%(2 words)

6.       Adam25
369 posts
 28 Dec 2012 Fri 03:04 pm

 

Quoting Henry

Interesting list. Most words would rarely be used on the streets.

I have never used or heard of nadir before. I would just use low point.

The low point of my day occurred when I noticed my car was stolen. 

Predilection is another word that I have seldom seen or heard. I would just use preference for.

 

 

Agreed Henry, me too.  I just meant that any native English speaker with a reasonable level of education would be aware of the meaning of most of these words.   I did say that I thought ´nadir´ is not commonly used but I have come across it quite often in crosswords.

 

7.       Adam25
369 posts
 28 Dec 2012 Fri 03:07 pm

Which is 2% more than I would know in Serbian!  {#emotions_dlg.lol_fast}

8.       nemanjasrb
507 posts
 28 Dec 2012 Fri 04:35 pm

Aferin sana.

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