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An Entry in the Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge

Once you know the meaning of ubiquitous, it will become a favorite word.

In the late 80s, I accompanied one of my older sisters on her road trip from Chicago to Seattle to assume a dean’s position at a university. She lived in Toledo and picked me up on the way.

We were in for a four-day adventure. Since we had all that downtime in the car and I was studying to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) so I could apply to a PhD program, and because part of the GRE tests word analogies, I bought a box of 1000 vocabulary cards, and we learned those words along the way. You might say those cards were ubiquitous in our psyches over the whole trip.

Still have them!

My sister humored me and enjoyed learning words, too. For her, though, always my smarter nurse/sister, many of those words may have been a review.

The good thing is I passed the GRE (after also taking a math review) and got accepted into the PhD in Nursing program at the University of Illinois. The bad thing is that the only word I readily remember now, thirty-some years later, is ubiquitous. In fact, my use of it, you might say, is ubiquitous.

Check it out. Look up the definition and see how you can add it to your vocabulary. Using it will make you sound a bit smarter. And it’s a very fun word to poof off your lips and feel it fall back and rest under the roof of your mouth.

Cards are yellowed!