#WOTD: Precocious

Today’s #WOTD is PRECOCIOUS. Have you heard of it before, fellas?

Precocious is an adjective used to describe an early mature in development, especially mental development.

Precocious comes from Latin word “praecox,” which means “early ripening” or “premature.

By 1650, English speakers turned the word “praecox” into “precocious”. It was used to describe plants that produced blossoms before their leaves came out.

By the 1670s, “precocious” was also being used to describe humans who developed skills or talents before others typically did.

Here are some example of it in a sentence

A precocious child, she went to university at the age of 15.

A precocious musician, he was giving concerts when he was seven.

Here is another example from our fellas,  .

My cousin is a precocious girl. She thinks like an adult from such a young age and yes, she’s a very serious person.

It’s a wrap for tonight session. Have a good night, fellas!

Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4U on August 21, 2016

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