Family Word Snacks: Temerity & Caution



temerity: [tuh-mer-i-tee] (n) reckless audacity; overconfidence

in a sentence: Instead of asking for a fair raise, Miller had the temerity to demand his boss’ job … from the boss herself. We’ll miss Miller.


caution: [kah-shun] (n) care taken to avoid danger or mistakes

in a sentence: Eric wanted to ride his bike to his friend’s house by himself. He had his helmet, lights, reflective vest, and promised to exercise caution on the road. His parents were nervous, but at 23 years old, they knew they he was ready.

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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