Words Students Don't Know

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case_insensitive:
This came up at work today and it came up on another thread.  How often do you find students don't know non-technical words, i.e. every day English? These might be words you've said in class or used in an exam questions.

Recent examples:

patron
timber tract
obligatory

What are your examples of non-technical words [some]  students just don't know?

locutus:
I only know 2 of those three.

These come up every once and a while:
eschew
behoove

mcdlt:
lapels

concordancia:
convalescent
despot
stupor

iclaudius:
Just a couple of days ago, students asked what "to goad" meant.
I also have used the term "kafkaesque" in class. No one has ever asked me to explain the term, but I'm sure few understand its meaning.

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