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

Alphabetic List

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 Words1

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 .

1 Basic English : International Second Language, pg36.   These differ markedly from VOA wordlist. aristocracy, benzyl/benzol, brave/bravo, Bolshevik/communist, negro/Negro, 21st Century Words     astronaut, computer, fax, helicopter, internet, nuclear, television, . . .