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progeny - vocabulary

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noun

Descendant, offspring, child; something originating or resulting from something else.

Preschoolers sound much brighter and more knowledgeable than they really are, which is why so many parents and grandparents are so sure their progeny are gifted and super-bright. Because children’s questions sound so mature and sophisticated, we are tempted to answer them at a level of abstraction far beyond the child’s level of comprehension. That is a temptation we should resist.

—David Elkind Miseducation (1987)

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