I'm the same way! Our bodies much just use all they can from what we eat. Do yours end of being rock hard and nearly spherical? Mine do - it's like my colons polishing them out to look like the most beautiful turd ever.
That was standard vocab for me in high school too but don't worry too much. The average person doesn't remember the meaning of words like that. So kudos to you for taking an active involvement in expanding your vocabulary.
It is frustrating not being able to do a character which means a lot to me justice.
In life, I am a nobody, but my boyfriend doesn't judge me by idiot standards. That I never studied doesn't mean that I am uneducated and stupid. That I only get helper jobs doesn't mean that I can't do anything else.