Word of the Day – 10th June

The Word of the Day today is “lithe”.

I located it in my book  Myths and Legends’ by Anthony Horowitz.

Lithe means to be slim and flexible. For example, a gymnast would by very lithe, or a dancer.

Suggested and written by Aoife

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June 10, 2013. Word of the Day. Leave a comment.

Word of the Day – 7th June

Today’s word is “conventional”.

I found it in my book “Necropolis” by Anthony Horowitz in the sentence, “It might not be conventional but it was clearly for the best”.

To be conventional means based on or in accordance with what is generally done; following social conventions; not individual or adventurous.                                                                                                    

Written and suggested by Liam

June 7, 2013. Word of the Day. Leave a comment.

Word of the Day – 28th May

Today`s word of the day is “wanly”.

I found it in my book  “The Borrowers” in this sentence, “Homily brushed away a tear. “NO!” she said wanly”.

Wanly is an adverb and it means to be pale and sickly looking.

By Oisin

May 28, 2013. Word of the Day. 1 comment.

Word of the Day – 27th May

Today’s word is “dominate”. I found it in my book “Little foxes” by Michael Morpurgo.

The sentence was, “She kept a clean enough house on the tenth floor of a block of flats that dominated that wind-swept estate on the out outskirts of the city”.

To dominate means to have command or influence over

Suggested By Wellington

May 27, 2013. Word of the Day. 1 comment.

Word of the Day 24/5/13

 Today’s word of the day is “scrutinising”

I found it in my book “The Ghost of Grania O’Malley” in the sentence, “He was still scrutinising her.”

It means to examine someone or something very carefully.

Written and suggested Matthew

May 24, 2013. Word of the Day. 3 comments.

Word of the Day – 22nd May

Today’s word of the day is “flummoxed”.

I found it in the book “ The Indian in the Cupboard ” by  Lynne Reid Banks in the sentence, “Mrs Hunt was obviously flummoxed”.

Flummoxed means to bewilder and confuse totally.

Written and suggested by Cara

May 22, 2013. Word of the Day. 1 comment.

Word of the Day – 16th May

Today’s word is “lucid” and I found it in my book “Hurricane Gold” by Charlie Higson.

The sentence was “Now remembering what Strabo had told him, he was relatively lucid”. To be lucid means to be easy to understand, clear or showing an ability to think clearly.                               

Written and suggested by Liam

May 16, 2013. Word of the Day. 2 comments.

Word of the Day – 10th May

Today’s word of the day is “fend”.

I found it in my book “The Hunger” by Carol Drinkwater in the sentence, “Then I’d put him on the road to fend for himself”. If you were to fend for yourself  you would have to look after yourself.

Written and suggested by Renitha

May 10, 2013. Word of the Day. Leave a comment.

Word of the Day – 30th April

The word of the day is “serenely”.

I found it in my book “Alice B. Lovely” by Karen McCombie.

It was in the sentence, “Behind them, people were serenely browsing the library for books and DVD’s”.

To do something serenely means to do something calmly and peacefully.

Written and suggested by Soraya

April 30, 2013. Word of the Day. 2 comments.

Word of the Day – 29th April

Today’s word of the day is “enquiringly”.

I came across it in my book  “Queenie” by Jacqueline Wilson. It was in this sentence, “My shaking making her lift her head enquiringly”.

To do something enquiringly means to seek information or to ask about something.

Written and suggested by Elizabeth

April 29, 2013. Word of the Day. 1 comment.

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