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Obscure vocabulary ends world hunger

I find this site immensely gratifying. It's sort of like a cross between the hunger site and a vocabulary test. It asks you what certain words mean, you get them right, it makes a donation of rice.

The reason I find it gratifying — far more so than I should, I'm sure — is that I am primarily a mathematical and scientific based person. In the comparison between mathematical and verbal reasoning skills, my verbal reasoning skills tend to get left behind.

I generally tend to think that I actually have very good verbal intelligence, but it's just that my mathematical side is even better. One is that due to my scientific vocation, I tend to have a dreadful lack of knowledge when it comes to the other side of things. The other is that I hang out with wonderfully intelligent people, which makes taking a baseline comparison rather more difficult.

As such, it's most gratifying that I can score 49 out of a possible 50 on a vocabulary test. Yes, I'm well aware that it's almost but not quite entirely meaningless, but I'm still feeling smug over it.
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