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"International Word" List - Alphabetic

    "International Words" are similar in western languages, as are names in Diplomacy or Institutions, or are in international standards, with a presumption that they are understood and need not be specially taught.

A
alcohol , Algebra , aluminum/aluminium , ammonia , anesthetic , April , Arithmetic , asbestos , August , autobus , automobile .

B
ballet , Bang , bank , bar , beef , beer , Biology , bomb .

C
cafe , calendar , catarrh , centi- , champagne , chauffeur , chemist , Chemistry , check , chocolate , chorus , cigarette , circus , citron , club , cocktail , coffee , cognac , College , colony .

D
dance , December , deci- , degree , Dominion , dynamite .

E
eight , electricity , eleven , Embassy , Empire , encyclopedia , engineer .

F
February , fifteen , fifth , fifty , five , four , fourteen , fourth , forty , Friday .

G
gas , Geography , Geology , Geometry , gram , glycerin .

H
half , Hiss , hotel , hundred , hyena , hygiene , hysteria .

I
Imperial , inferno , influenza , international .

J
January , jazz , July , June .

K
kilo- , King .

L
latitude , lava , liter/litre , liqueur , longitude .

M
macaroni , madam , magnetic , malaria , mania , March , Mathematics , May , meter/metre , Mew , micro- , microscope , milli- , million , minute , Monday , Museum .

N
neutron , nickel , nicotine , nine , November .

O
October , olive , once , omelet , one , opera , opium , orchestra , organism .

P
pajamas , paraffin , paradise , park , passport , patent , penguin , petroleum , phonograph , Physics , Physiology , piano , platinum , police , post , potash , President , Prince , Princess , program , propaganda , Psychology , Purr , pyramid .

Q
Quack , quarter , Queen , quinine .

R
radio , radium , referendum , restaurant , rheumatism , Royal , rum .

S
salad , sardine , Saturday , second , September , serum , seven , sir , six , sixteen , sport , Sunday .

T
tapioca , taxi , tea , telegram , telephone , ten , terrace , theatre , thermometer , third , thirteen , thirty , thousand , three , Thursday , toast , tobacco , torpedo , Tuesday , turbine , twenty-one , twelve , twenty , twice , two .

U
university .

V
vanilla , violin , visa , vitamin , vodka , volt .

W
Wednesday , whisky .

X , Y , Z
zebra , zinc , Zoology .

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
0 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , ¼ , ½ , ¾ , 0.0 .
+ , - , × , ÷ , = , < , > , π , ² , ³ . ° , & , @ , ¢ , © , ® , etc.



Radio Committee Recommended International Words.1
academy, academic, accumulator, adieu, alphabet, alpha, ampere, apostrophe, atlas, atmosphere, atom , baby, bacillus, balcony, banana, banjo, barbarism, baritone, bayonet, benzyl, bicycle, billiards, blonde, blouse, bonbon, boss, bouquet, boulevard, bourgeois, brave, bridge, buffet, bulletin, bull-dog , cable, cafeteria, cadet, calico, camouflage, caravan, card, carnival, catastrophe, caviar, center, chaos, civilization, cocoa, communist, condenser, contralto, cosmopolitan, crepe, cricket, crochet , dahlia, decadent, demagogue, dessert, diarrhea, dictionary, dilettante, dynamo, dyspepsia , economic, electric, electron, element, energy, ensemble, erotic, eucalyptus, eugenics , façade, feminism, film, fresco, flirt, freemason, frieze , garage, gazette, gentleman, golf, gondola, grammar, graph, guillotine, gymnastics , hockey, hor d'oeuvres, hyacinth , imperial, impromptu, intelligentsia, interest, iodine , kangaroo, kodak , laboratory, lacquer, lady, lamp, lancet, lavatory, league, legal, lemon, lion, lunch, lynch , machine, mademoiselle, magnet, mannequin, manuscript, mash, maximum, memo, menthol, minimum, minus, modern, monopoly, monsieur, moral, morphia, motif, motor, music, muslin , narcissus, nature, negro, nuance , oasis, obelisk, octave, option, optimism, oracle , palace, palette, panic, panorama, paradox, parallel, parasol, parody, pathos, pessimism, philosophy, phonetics, photograph, picnic, pince-nez, ping-pong, pistol, plus, polo, porridge, pragmatism, press, prima-donna, professor, profile, proletariat, promenade, public, pudding , realism, register, rendezvous, republic, revue, rhetoric, rhythm, robot, rotor, roulette, rucksack , sabotage, sago, salon, saloon, sapphire, satyr, saxophone, scenario, schema, scout, serenade, sextant, shampoo, shellac, silhouette, ski, socialism, soirée, solo, soprano, soufflé, souvenir, spectrum, sphinx, staccato, stadium, station, steppe, student, symbolism, symmetry, symphony, synchronization, syndicalism, syntax, syringe, system , tango, technique, technology, tempo, tennis, tenor, text, theory, thermometer, toilet, tomato, tournament, tragedy, tramway, transformer, turban, turbine, typhoon, tsar , unicorn, universe, utopia , vaudeville, verandah, vermouth , waffle, waltz, whist , xylophone , zigzag .
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1 BE:International Second Language, pg36.   These differ markedly from VOA wordlist.
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aristocracy , benzyl/benzol , brave/bravo , Bolshevik/communist , negro/Negro ,
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21st Century Words
    astronaut, computer, fax, helicopter, internet, nuclear, television, . . .

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