Accusations of Plagarism

When I was in the eighth grade, I had a project to do for my computer class. The details of the actual project are hazy to me now, but I do remember having to do a PowerPoint presentation and write a short essay. My computer teacher took 20% off of my score because she felt that the words I had used were too advanced, therefore concluding that I had cheated. I was just a whiz with the thesaurus, and an avid reader with a large vocabulary.