Word of the Week
Word of the week - VERTICAL
Meaning: straight up and down
It comes from Latin verticalis meaning "overhead"
Word of the week - HORIZONTAL
Meaning: parallel to the horizon.
It comes from the Latin ‘horizontalis’ meaning the horizon.
The boy laid horizontal on the floor.
Synonyms: level, even
Word of the week - PARALLEL
Meaning: When the sides or lines are side by side, the distance between them remains the same, they will never meet.
It comes from Greek parallēlos meaning besides one another.
The tracks lay parallel, never meeting.
The teacher asked me to draw a pair of parallel lines.
Synonyms : aligned, side by side
|24th February||Word of the week - QUADRILATERAL
Meaning: A shape with 4 sides.
Quad comes from the Latin of 4.
Lateral comes from the Latin side.
Word of the week - GRAND
Meaning: Magnificent, important or large.
It comes from the old french ‘me grand’ meaning of the highest importance.
Synonyms: marvellous, noble, stately
Antonyms: bad, common, small
Word of the week - NOON
Meaning : Midday
At noon we have our lunch.
Etymology: comes from the Latin, nona hora which means the ninth hour after sunrise. Therefore, originally noon was around 3pm.
Word of the week - COURTEOUS
Meaning: polite and respectful.
Pakefield primary students are always courteous at our school.
Etymology: comes from the Old French 'curteis' meaning elegant manners.
Synonyms: well mannered; respectful; polite
Word of the week - CHRONOLOGICAL
Meaning: following an order of time, or from when events happened.
'Please give me the dates in chronological order'.
It comes from the Greek 'chronos' meaning time.
Synonyms: sequenced, in order.
Word of the week - VAST
Meaning immense, being of great size.
She had a vast amount of knowledge.
It comes from the Latin 'vastus' meaning huge.
Synonyms: Huge, extensive, wide.
Antonyms: tiny, small amount.
Word of the week - MONOTONOUS
Meaning: dull, tedious, lacking in variety, the same.
The wasteland's scenery was monotonous; mile after mile of red dusk littered the landscape.
It comes from the root 'Mono' in Greek. It means one, alone, the same.
Some examples of this:
Monarch, monocle, monopoly, monorail, monotone, monologue.
Synonyms : Dull, tedious
Antonyms: Varied, interesting, exciting.
Word of the week - EXOTIC
Word of the week - INQUISITIVE
Meaning: having or showing an interest in learning things; curious.
from Late Latin inquisitivus "making inquiry, or to seek information'.
Quis means to seek in Latin. This can be found in:
acquisition, exquisite, inquisition.
Word of the week - SERENDIPITY
Words of the week - DUSK and DAWN.
Word of the week - OMINOUS
As it is anti bullying week, we thought this word would work well:
Word of the week - MYRIAD
Word of the week - ASTRONOMICALLY
Meaning - very large / immense.
Its root word is astronomy.
Suffix - ical.
It comes from the old Greek astronomos.
Astro = star
Nomos = arranging
Word of the week - INTRIGUE
Meaning: If something, especially something strange, intrigues you, it interests you and you want to know more.
It comes from:
The Old french intriguer - to trick
The Latin intrigare - to muddle
Suffixes - ed and ing
Synonyms - engross, captivate
Antonyms - bore
Word of the week - PERPLEXED
Meaning to be completely baffled and confused.
It comes from the Latin - perplexus.
Per - meaning through
Plexus - meaning entangled
So put them together you have to work 'through' 'entangled' thoughts when you are perplexed
Word of the week - AMBLE
Meaning to walk at a slow and relaxed pace.
Amble comes from:
Old French ambler meaning : go steady
Latin ambulare meaning : to take a walk
Word of the week - PERSEVERANCE
When you keep on trying even though you may be finding it tricky.
Perseverance comes from the Latin persevereus.
‘Per’ meaning very
‘Severeus’ meaning strict.
Therefore you must be very strict with yourself to never give up