WORD OF THE WEEK

 


 

1st Trimester

PRECISE

 

PRECISE

 

Part of Speech:
Adjective

 

Definition:
Marked by exactness and accuracy.

 

Used in a Sentence:
The cheerleaders are perfecting their precise
movements for Friday’s
spirit assembly!​

 

Synonyms:
correct, definite, specific, rigorous, exact, 

 

COMMENCE

 

COMMENCE

 

Part of Speech:
Verb

 

Definition:
To begin or start.

 

Used in a Sentence:
In two weeks, our winter break will finally commence!​

 

Synonyms:
begin, initiate, launch, inaugurate, start

TEDIOUS

 

TEDIOUS

 

Part of Speech:
Adjective

 

Definition:
To describe something as too long, slow, or dull; causing weariness or lack of interest

 

Used in a Sentence:
While the design process can be tedious, the final product makes it worth it for the fashion students.

 

Synonyms:
boring, tiresome, laborious, annoying, uninteresting

OMIT

 

OMIT

 

Part of Speech:
Verb

 

Definition:
To leave out or exclude.

 

Used in a Sentence:
My teacher instructed us to omit question four on the exam because we didn’t cover that concept yet in class.

 

Synonyms:
cut, ignore, cancel, discard, eliminate, drop

CANDOR

 

CANDOR

 

Part of Speech:
Noun

 

Definition:
The quality of being open and honest.

 

Used in a Sentence:
My teacher’s candor seemed harsh at first, but his critiques have greatly improved my writing!

 

Synonyms:
directness, frankness, outspokenness, sincerity

METICULOUS

 

METICULOUS

 

Part of Speech:
Adjective

 

Definition:
Showing great attention to detail; very careful or precise.

 

Used in a Sentence:
The teachers meticulously
created their Halloween costumes, so they would look fabulous for their students!​

 

Synonyms:
exact, precise, detailed, accurate, thorough

PRECEPT

 

PRECEPT

 

Part of Speech:
Noun

 

Definition:
A general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought.

 

Used in a Sentence:
“Be a Buddy, Not a Bully,” is a precept we follow at CV!

 

Synonyms:
doctrine, commandment, law, regulation, principle, tenet

EXUBERANT

 

EXUBERANT

 

Part of Speech:
Adjective

 

Definition:
Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.

 

Used in a Sentence:
CV students are exuberant on Halloween because they love when they are allowed to wear crazy socks.

 

Synonyms:
spirited, cheerful, elated, excited, lively

CONCLUSIVE

 

CONCLUSIVE

 

Part of Speech:
Adjective

 

Definition:
To describe something as certainly true.

 

Used in a Sentence:
We will have to repeat the science experiment because the results were not conclusive.

 

Synonyms:
unmistakable, convincing, compelling, decisive, precise

VALIDATE

 

VALIDATE

 

Part of Speech:
Verb

 

Definition:
To prove to be true, worthy, or justified; to confirm.

 

Used in a Sentence:
The teacher validated the student’s correct response by nodding her head and awarding him candy.

 

Synonyms:
verify, certify, approve, endorse, substantiate

BIAS

 

BIAS

 

Part of Speech:
Noun

 

Definition:
A tendency to believe that some people, ideas, etc. are better than others, often resulting in unfair influences.

 

Used in a Sentence:
I
t is important for a judge not to hold a personal bias to ensure every person has a fair trial.

 

Synonyms:
prejudice, favoritism, tilt, preference, inclination

2nd Trimester

MANDATORY

MANDATORY

 

Part of Speech:
Adjective

 

Definition: 
Required by law or rules.

 

Used in a Sentence: 
Those interested in running for an ASB position next year must attend the mandatory meeting March 22nd.    

 

Synonyms:
obligatory, binding, essential, imperative 

TENTATIVE

TENTATIVE

 

Part of Speech:
Adjective

 

Definition: Not certain or fixed; provisional.

 

Used in a Sentence: 
The tentative date for our lunchtime game is next Thursday depending on
the weather.

Synonyms:
contingent, dependent, acting, indefinite 

PREDICTION

PREDICTION

 

Part of Speech:
Noun

 

Definition:Something that is said or estimated will happen in the future.

 

Used in a Sentence: 
Teachers will cast their predictions this week for who will win Academy Awards on Sunday.

Synonyms:
forecast, guess, prophecy, 

AMBIGUOUS

AMBIGUOUS

 

Part of Speech:
Adjective

 

Definition:
Open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; lacking clearness

 

Used in a Sentence: 
Many would say the ending of The Giver is ambiguous; readers must make meaning for themselves.

 

Synonyms:
obscure, cryptic, uncertain,

vague, questionable

UNIVERSAL

UNIVERSAL

 

Part of Speech:
Adjective

 

Definition:
Of, affecting, or done by all people or things in a particular group; applicable to all cases.

 

Used in a Sentence: 
Many perceive a heart as the universal symbol of love.

 

Synonyms:
common, global, broad,

ubiquitous, comprehensive

DEVOUR

DEVOUR

 

Part of Speech:
Verb

 

Definition:
To eat hungrily or quickly.

 

Used in a Sentence: We are eager to devour the candy grams the French Club prepares for Valentine's Day!

 

Synonyms:
eat, gobble, ravage, ingest, destroy, absorb

CONSECUTIVE

CONSECUTIVE

 

Part of Speech:
Adjective

 

Definition:
Following continuously in an unbroken or logical sequence.

 

Used in a Sentence: We will film our lip dub this week in a consecutive fashion to showcase all the great things CV has to offer!.

 

Synonyms:
successive, continuous, sequential, uninterrupted, progressive, ensuing

DAWDLE

 

DAWDLE

 

Part of Speech:
Verb

 

Definition:
To waste time or be slow

 

Used in a Sentence: Those who dawdle to class will not be invited to the tardy party.

 

Synonyms:
procrastinate, loiter, drag, toddle, dilly-dally, loaf

 

EMPHASIZE

 

EMPHASIZE

 

Part of Speech:
Verb

 

Definition:
To give special importance or prominence to something in speaking or writing

 

Used in a Sentence: Martin Luther King Jr. emphasized the importance of recognizing that all people are created equal.

 

Synonyms:
affirm, highlight, repeat, reiterate, accentuate

 

FEASIBLE

 

FEASIBLE

 

Part of Speech:
Adjective

 

Definition: 
Capable of being done
or accomplished;
probably or likely.

 

Used in a Sentence: 
After having three weeks off, it's quite feasible that students and teachers will be tired today.

 

Synonyms:
possible, likely, viable, achievable, probable