You know that I love coming across words I’ve never seen before. Here’s one: opsimathy. I came across the word in Susan Gubar’s 2018 memoir, Late-Life Love. Gubar isn’t being pretentious in her writing. She’s a longtime English professor, with a vocabulary and stable of literary references to match.
Opsimathy is learning that begins or continues late in life.
My friend Ada, who is older than I and teaches courses in World War I to other older adult learners, engages in opsimathy. 🙂
Ada herself can be referred to as an opsimath.
Wouldn’t that look great on a business card?