“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!)