quinnmittens wrote:Davidbentley wrote:
Wow, ya'll trying to play me with the statistics. It's a 8th grade level word, so you are implying I should be embarrassed. I am not ashamed of not being familiar with a word just because some statistics said I should. I grew up in the streets and went to a under-funded public school and then went onto college, which was public by the way. So excuse me for not knowing a 8th grade level word. My bad. All I am saying is NOT every body knows words that other people do not. Like I said before, people come different backgrounds. Foreigners even take this test. I know somebody who speaks english as a second language who doesn't know words that I do, should he not be entitled to take the test because of his limited vocabulary? The LSAT needs to reconginze this and not assume people know words even if it is seems to be rudimentary for a person with a degree. Keep it real, you know you don't go around with vocal flash cards from the 8th grade, 9th grade nor do you remember words from your 6th grade vocab test Mr. Smith gave you back in the day. I'm just saying keep it general and free of ambiguity. That is all.
But really, hastened? How have you gone this long without knowing what that word meant. Not trying to take a shot at you, I just never would had guessed people considered that a big word.
And your friend may not be entitled to take the test to be lawyer in the U.S. if their vocabulary is going to seriously hinder their ability to do well in Law School or practice law.
Other than that, I have come across some words I didn't know. I can't think of any examples but I remember their being one weird one where it was an answer choice, but it was the wrong answer anyways.