Thursday, July 12, 2007

An Abridged Dictionary--Or, Thursday Humor

College career counselor, Dale Roberts, wrote in the Christian Science Monitor:
When I'm reading, I hate to stop to look up unfamiliar words. Fortunately, I don't need to rely on a dictionary. I can figure out the meanings of words using my extraneous knowledge of English word roots, prefixes, and suffices.
From his "extraneous knowledge" he realizes that the word "'salacious'...refers to specially discounted prices."

Enjoy his complete list! No doubt he will pick up a red pencil again in September.

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