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Flashcards in Parents Deck (23):
1

culture

the way group
of people think and act

2

totally

definitely;
completely

3

sacrifice(s)

something(s) that causes
you to be unable to do
something else that you
would like to do

4

looking back

to think of
a time in the past

5

couldn’t even tell

did not know

And at the time I, I couldn’t even tell that it was going on.

6

method to his
madness

at the time
you did not know why he
did something but later
you were able to
understand

7

hang out

to casually pass time

I liked to go out just hang out with my friends.

8

strict

controlling

9

he ran a tight ship

he
is strict or very controlling

10

I’m tellin’ ya

am not joking; I am serious

11

motto

a word or group
of words that is important to someone or something

I think there was this unspoken motto
that he had which was my way or the highway.

12

my way or the highway

do as I say or leave

13

retain

to remember

I’m not gonna retain any of it.

14

sure enough

as expected

But sure enough, he showed me how to do it.

15

pay attention

listen to

…but I didn’t really pay attention, y’know

16

basics

simple things

But he taught me basics like just checking my fluids, like power steering fluid, um, brake fluid, the oil.

17

dread

to not want to do something

At the time, y’know, I would dread him teaching me.

18

long-winded

speaking or writing that is very long

I knew it would be this long-winded lecture.

19

stands out in my mind

I remember it very well

And I mean like the one thing that stands out in my mind is learning how to cook.

20

growing up

getting
older; also refers to the
time when you were a child

21

gender specific trait

something done only by a male or only by a female

…he was a great cook. So it really wasn’t a gender specific trait in my
family.

22

French toast

a breakfast food

Hey Dad, can you make me French toast for breakfast?

23

bonding experience

something that makes people become closer

So, y’know, that was, y’know, that was something that was a bonding
experience with my father and I as well.