Family Word Snacks: Perspicacious & Provoke


“Few activities are as delightful as learning new vocabulary.” -Tim Gunn
(Who knew Tim Gunn was a fellow word nerd?)


perspicacious: [pur-spi-kay-shuhs] (adj) having shrewd or keen mental vision, understanding, or judgement

in a sentence: Mothers are famous for their intuition and being particularly perspicacious when it comes to their children.


provoke: (v) 1. to incite a feeling or call to action. 2. to anger.

in a sentence: Mr. Scraggles, the family dog, was not happy about the arrival of a baby. And every time she fell asleep, he would bark and provoke the whole family into an uproar!

Oh, those lovable and infuriating jealous pets! Have you experienced any adjustment issues with pets and your first born? (That sentence about the dog was my experience, plus our dog would lay pee puddle traps outside the baby’s nursery. So jealous!)

Thank you for being tuned in parents. I welcome your comments, suggestions, and tips! There’s more for you, too, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on Pinterest!

-Elle C.

About Elle C. Mayberry

Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children's book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and "make it workology," she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).

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