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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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an annual high school or college celebration that takes place in the fall, where alumni return to see their friends and to watch the school team play football

My friends and I graduated last year, and now we’re looking forward to going to our 1st homecoming.

Ivy League Schools

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eight high-level, private institutions that are located in the northeastern part of the US: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornel University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale

The Ivy League schools are considered to be elite and among the best universities in the world.

Junior Varsity/JV

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one step below the highest level of competition in high school or college athletics

When the Junior Varsity team at Middletown High School won the tournament, their fans went bonkers!


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an ancient language that was originally spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome in Italy

About 80% of the words in English came from Latin.

M.A. Degree

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Master of Arts – an academic degree (except in the Sciences) completed after the Bachelor’s degree

I got my M.A. at San Diego State University.  I majored in Linguistics.


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a symbol that represents an organization, oftentimes a person, character or animal

Stanford University has the silliest mascot you’ll ever see.


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an exam taken half-way through the semester

I don't have time to goof around 'cause I need to study for my midterms.

MLA -- Modern Language Association

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a uniform system that is used in numerous schools in the US in order to properly document borrowed information that is used when writing a research paper

When you write a research paper in a college English course, you will likely be required to use MLA for all of your citations.


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the head or director of an elementary, middle, or high school in the US

My high school principal is very nice. She has an open-door policy.


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an earned educational title that enables one to teach at university level

Ms. Johnson was my ESL professor at Fullerton College.