Category Archives: Cultural Literacy

Cultural Literacy: AEC (Atomic Energy Commission)

  My definition – I have no idea.  It sounds like some sort of Cold War research program. Real definition – According to Wikipedia, “The United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) was an agency of the United States government established … Continue reading

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Cultural Literacy: adverb

My definition – a word that describes a verb.  An example would be slowly, gently, or often. Real definition – according to Merriam-Webster, an adverb is ” a word belonging to one of the major form classes in any of … Continue reading

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Cultural Literacy: adultery

My definition – adultery is an extra-marital relationship.  While common in some cultures, it is also outlawed by most religions.  For example, one of the Ten Commandments states, “Thou shall not commit adultery.” Real definiton – from dictionary.com, adultery is … Continue reading

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Cultural Literacy: adrenaline (fight or flight)

My definition – adrenaline is a chemical in the body that surges in response to a threat or stressor.  There have been claims that adrenaline can help women lift entire cars off of their children. Real definition – according to … Continue reading

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Cultural Literacy: Adrenal Gland

My definition – I know that the adrenal gland is a small gland in the body and that it can really affect energy levels. Real definition – according to adrenalfatiguesolution.com, the adrenals are two small glands located on the kidneys. … Continue reading

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Cultural Literacy: Adjective

My definition – a describing word Real definition – According to Dictionary.com, and adjective is  any member of a class of words that modify nouns and pronouns, primarily by describing a particular quality of the word they are modifying, as … Continue reading

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Cultural Literacy: Adirondack Mountains

My definition – the Adirondacks are a mountain range in New York state, where I had my honeymoon Real definition – According to Wikipedia, “The Adirondack Mountains form a massif in the northeast of Upstate New York in the United States. … Continue reading

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