Word of the Day – March 28, 2012

aversion (noun)

uh VER zhuhn

a fixed dislike of something, accompanied by avoidance

The aversion with which men of the world — bankers, lawyers and manufacturers — often regard a teacher is due to their detection in him of a dogmatism and complacency unconsciously created in him by daily contact with inferior minds. It is easy for a first-class brain to become annoyed at sluggishness or unresponsiveness in others; but a teacher must learn to forget his own endowments and to put himself in the place of his pupils.
Claude M. Fuess     October 1932

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