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Ms. Jeric's Mental Words

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mnemonic
adjective that refers to memory or relating to memory
didactic
adjective that means intended to instruct. Can be used negatively to describe someone who teaches or moralizes excessively.
erudite
adjective that means learned or scholarly
judicious
exercising good judgment
immemorial
adjective that refers to things whose existence, literally or figuratively, outlives memory.
polymath
someone who really knows a lot in many different fields
obliterate
to wipe out from memory
empirical
adjective that means guided by practical experience or observation rather than by precepts or theory
obfuscate
verb that means to make something confusing or difficult to understand; often done intentionally to hide the truth
ratiocination
process of using a logical, carefully reasoned thinking process