OK, I was not and am not a math or science person. I always considered myself an English (now a days they call it ELA or English, Language, Arts) or History person. I found the study of a sentance struture, interesting! Sad, I know but just being real, y'all! Hehe!
So the other night when Christian finally asked for help with his stems (it took a few really bad grades and his phone privaledges being revoked to ask for help!),
I understood why he was having such a hard time in my area of "expertise!"
THESE WERE HARD WORDS
so hard in fact that I didn't even know how to pronounce some of them!
There was diaphanous. Please don't ask me how to pronounce it but I can tell you that is means "semi-transparent!"
There was perfidious, which I now know means "treacherous."
There was circumlocution which means "talking in circles."
There was egregious and intractable and intransigent and discursive and adjure and polyglot! Most of these I knew but NEVER use!
There was chiromancy which means "palm reading." Please tell me why this word is on this list???
and my fav, confluence, which means a "flowing together." It is just a fun word to say! Again, sad, I know!
So, while my perspicuous and gregarious hubby who tends to be discursive and intractable at times and sometimes leads me to seek out an analgesic, may be intransigent about some issues, I am his biggest adherent and all of these traits have led him to a great sinecure in his current company!!
Yeah, I would never have known how to use some of those words if it hadn't been for my SEVENTH GRADER'S vocabulalry words! Geesh!
No wonder I am never "Smarter than a 5th Grader!" LOL!
Oh and what did he get on this test - the test that WE studied for???
Why a 92! Thank you very much!!!!! Hehe!