What's notable about the list is that along with many three-dollar words that seem rather difficult to pronounce (witenagemot), DFW also marked up more run-of-the-mill entries like the ones for bisque and tennis. Tennis, as anyone who's read Infinite Jest knows well, was of great interest to DFW, who also played the sport competitively. Did he circle bisque while writing Consider the Lobster? We'll never know.
I love that pleonasm
is one of his circled words because (as well as being a great word) it is one of the word research options on an assignment I set for high school students.
Juv3nal's Wordnik version
of the list links each one to it's definition and usage examples.