Have you ever considered a Word of the Day program?
Word of the day….
Wednesday, April 1st:
2. Commemorate-to do something special in order to remember and honor (an important event or person from the past).
ex: Drab plumage provides the bird with camouflage against predators.
Monday, February 23rd, 2015:
Boycott-to refuse to buy, use, or participate in (something) as a way of protesting : to stop using the goods or services of (a company, country, etc.) until changes are made.
ex. We boycotted companies that were polluting the environment.
Friday, February 13th, 2015:
Bizarre- very unusual or strange.
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015:
Boisterous- noisy, energetic, and cheerful; rowdy.
ex. A large and boisterous crowd attended the concert
Friday, February 6th, 2015:
Aspire- To have a great ambition or ultimate goal; desire strongly.
ex. He aspired to be a poet.
Thursday, February 5th, 2015:
Analogy-A comparison of two things based on their being alike in some way.
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015:
Alliteration: The repetition of beginning consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words.
ex. wild and woolly or a babbling brook
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015:
Accentuate: Make more noticeable or prominent.
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015:
Revelation: An enlightening or astonishing disclosure.
ex. Dill had seen Dracula, a revelation that moved Jem to eye him with the beginning of respect.
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015:
Tyrannical- Exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.
ex. She had been with us ever since Jem was born, and I had felt her tyrannical presence ever since Jem was born.
Monday, January 5th, 2015:
Consult-Get or ask advice from; seek information from.
ex. We were far too old to settle an argument with a fist- fight, so we consulted Atticus.
Friday, December 19th:
Myopic-Lack of discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning.
ex.-They worked with a myopic urgency to help those that could be saved.
Wednesday, December 17th:
Irascible- Characterized by or arising from anger. A person that is easily made angry.
ex. He was always irascible and quick to get into a fight.
Tuesday, December 16th:
Tenuous – Very weak or slight; insubstantial.
ex. A tenuous argument.
Monday, December 15th:
Ostracize– Exclude someone from a society or group.
ex. She felt ostracized by society.
Thursday, December 11th:
ex. He’s petulant and irritated because his employee hasn’t been as efficient as he expects him to be.
Wednesday, December 10th:
Eviscerate – Deprive or take away (something) of its essential content.
ex.group of political
Tuesday, December 9th:
Assertive-Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured.
ex. She is an assertive businesswoman.
Monday, December 8th:
Precocious-Characterized by unusually early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude.
ex. A precocious child.
Thursday, December 4th:
Malicious-having or showing a desire to cause harm to another person : having or showing malice.
Spreading malicious gossip can be hurtful to others.
Monday, December 1st:
Languor-weakness or weariness of body or mind.
ex. They enjoyed the languor brought on by a hot summer afternoon.
Friday, November 28th:
ex. She was oblivious of his admiration.
Thursday, November 27th:
Plethora-a very large amount or number : an amount that is much greater than what is necessary.
ex. A plethora of books have been written on the subject.
Wednesday, November 26th:
language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect on its audience, but often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
Tuesday, November 25th:
Formidable-. Inspiring fear or respect through being impressively powerful, large, or capable.
ex. He is a formidable opponent.
Monday, November 24th:
Culpable- guilty of doing something wrong, deserving blame.
ex. They held her culpable for the accident.
Friday, November 21st:
Furtive-attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive.
The look in his eyes became furtive.
Thursday, November 20th:
Impenitent- not remorseful about one’s sins.
Wednesday, November 19th:
Slacktivism- Actions performed via the Internet in support of a political or social cause but regarded as requiring little time or involvement, eg. signing an online petition or joining a campaign group on a social media website
ex. Such email alerts make slacktivism easy.
Tuesday, November 18th:
Pertinent-relating to the thing that is being thought about or discussed.
ex. He impressed the jury with his concise, pertinent answers to the attorney’s questions.
Monday, November 17th:
Indolent- avoiding activity, lazy
The indolent girl resisted doing her homework.
Friday, November 14th:
Magnanimous-Very generous or forgiving, particularly toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself.
ex. She was too magnanimous to resent all the things others had said to her.
Thursday, November 13th:
Confound- confusing; cause to be able to think clearly
ex. The complicated directions confounded him.
Wednesday, November 12th:
Tenacity- the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
ex. When students apply to business school, they are often asked to indicate how they have demonstrated tenacity in their lives.
Monday, November 10th:
Invidious- likely to arouse or incur resentment or anger in others.
ex. She put herself in an invidious position.
Friday, November 7th:
Paradigm-a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of any discipline or group.