If it was, Americans would learn the precise meanings of the following words. Feel free to add your own.
  1. Petulant
    Static
  2. Obsequious
    Static
  3. Obstinate
    Static
  4. Oblivious
    Static
  5. Pugnacious
    Static
  6. Sycophant
    Static
  7. Plagiarism
    Static
  8. Nefarious
    Static
    Suggested by @ameliaville