Applied Vocabulary, Episode 2: Camouflage

cam·ou·flage [kam-uh-flahzh]: noun*

  1. the act, means, or result of obscuring things to deceive an enemy
  2. concealment by some means that alters or obscures the appearance
  3. a device or stratagem used for concealment

As used in a sentence by The Six-Year-Old:

“I camouflaged the Big Book of Bunnies with a cat on the cover.”

The Big Book of Bunnies. (Art: The Six-Year-Old)

The Big Book of Bunnies. Camouflage in action. (Art: The Six-Year-Old)

Here endeth the lesson. You may now resume your regular weekend activities. 

*Definition from Edited a bit for brevity.

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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