Thursday, January 28, 2010

Remember medical/scientifc word part acri-

The goal of Struggling Student's Memory Guide is to develop ways to use association and mnemonic memory techniques, instead of rote memorization, to remember educational information we can use for a lifetime.

blue emboldened words are common or college terms that can be use for word association purposes.

reddish brown emboldened words are medical terms that should be looked up in a medical dictionary for their figurative meanings.

acri- from L. acer, sharp, means "acrid, sharp, biting, corrosive". [acrimony, lit. sharp condition, fig. sharpness or severity of temper, language, disposition, or manner, acridine, Chem., acriflavine, Chem.] (see -ac-)
Memory Story: You buy Acres of Diamonds. (acri-) A place so named because it is covered with crystalline CuBeS. (corrosive, biting, sharp) Everyone thinks you're nuts because the cubes are sharp as razors, corrosive if you hold one in your hands, and bitingly bitter and caustic if you're stupid enough to put one in your mouth. You're going to make a fortune though because you've secretly discovered the ground up cubes can be used in dyes and have a multitude of other uses in the medical field.

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