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20 -- 20/20 hindsight
having a better understanding of the way something should have been done after it has already occurred

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own up to something

I acknowledge that I don’t know enough about global warming to serve on this committee.  Can you find someone else?


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a term made from the first letters of words

The acronym STEM means:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.  Interesting, huh?


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a feeling of strong energy that is felt all of a sudden

When he did a bungee jump for the first time, he had an adrenaline rush.


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a person who is really into a particular sport or game

Leonard is a chess aficionado, and he's an excellent player!


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a list of things to discuss and/or do during a period of time

What’s on your agenda today?


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comparing two things that are similar in order to better understand a term or an idea

I had to find an example of an analogy in the poem that we were reading in our English class.

ancient history

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bring up something in the past that is not necessary to talk about again


Mark:  Are you still going to let that bother you? 

Jeremy:  Geez!  As far as I'm concerned, it’s ancient history!

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something that is different from everything else and rarely happens

Do you know of any anomalies?  Yeah, as a matter of fact.  I saw a two-headed snake at a country fair.


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acknowledging the value of something or someone

I appreciate all the work that you guys did on my house.


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someone who thinks s/he is better than others

Some star players are becoming very arrogant since they're doing so well this season.