I was reading Colossions 3:5 this morning (for Tuesday's seminary lesson). I came across an unfamiliar word - "concupiscence". I asked Steve to hand me a dictionary that was behind him on the bookshelf - he looked slightly shocked...that there was a word that I didn't already know the meaning of(it basically means "lust"....why Paul couldn't have just said that....).
I guess if I'm to be found wanting...in the word definition department...I'm glad it was with a word that I'd rather not know the meaning of.
I did regain a little lost ground, pedestal wise, when Steve later on asked me the definition of the word "dissemble". I may not always nail a definition - but I can generally get my guess onto the target somewhere. My guess for dissemble was "to lie" - it actually means "to put on a false appearance : conceal facts, intentions, or feelings under some pretense". Isn't that a form of lying?