Word of the Day – 26th April

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

I found it in my book “The Famous Five Run Away” in this sentence, “Good for you old thing ! said Julian, admiringly“.

 It means to cast an admiring glance.

Written & suggested by Ludiana

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April 26, 2013. Word of the Day. Leave a comment.

Word of the Day 25/4/13

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

I found it in my book  “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” BY JK Rowling in the sentence “On the contrary, his face split into a wide smile”.

The word contrary means opposite or opposed to each other.

Written and suggested by Christina.

April 25, 2013. Word of the Day. Leave a comment.

Word of the Day – 24th April

Today’s word of the day is “”jaded”.

I found it in my book “Fields of  Home” by Marita Conlon-McKenna in this sentence,  “Peggy O’Driscoll was jaded,  just jaded”.

To be jaded means to be really tired.

Written and suggested by Cara

April 24, 2013. Word of the Day. Leave a comment.

Word of the Day – 23rd April

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

This word means:to make a temporary camp without tents or other cover. Ifound it in the book” War Horse” by Michael Murpurgo in this sentence, “The army decided to bivouack in the meadow watering their horses in the pond”.

Written and suggested by Sean

April 23, 2013. Word of the Day. 1 comment.

Word of the Day – 19th April

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

I found it in my book “Mr.Stink” by David Walliams in this line, “She nibbled so infuriatingly slowly she made each one last an hour”.

Infuriatingly is an adverb and it means to be extremely annoying.

Written & Suggested by Niall

April 19, 2013. Word of the Day. 1 comment.

Word of the day -18th April

Today’s word is “scuttled”.

I found it in my book “Screem Street” by Tommy Donbavand. The sentence was “A cockroach scuttled out of a nostril and up into the zombie’s left ear dragging a trail of black snot behind it”.

In this sentence scuttled means to run with a short quick steps.

Written and suggested by Chuks

April 18, 2013. Word of the Day. 1 comment.

Word of the Day – 17th April

Today’s word of the day is “scrawny”.

I found it in my book “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan in the sentence “Grover was an easy target. He was scrawny”.

Scrawny is an adjective and it means  to be thin and bony.

Written and suggested by Renitha

April 18, 2013. Word of the Day. Leave a comment.

Word of the Day – 16th April

Today’s word is “benign”.

I found it in my book “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by JK Rowling. The sentence was, “As soon as he had known the doe was benign, he knew Ron had to be the one to destroy the Horcrux”.

Benign means 1. Cheerful and kindly 2. Not harmful or harsh. In this case it means the doe wasn’t harmful.

Written and suggested by Liam

April 16, 2013. Word of the Day. Leave a comment.

Word of the Day – 15th April

Today’s word is “presumably“.  I found it in my book called “Ark Angel” by Anthony Horowitz.

It was in this sentence, “He was in a room that was completely bare: no carpet, no curtains, no furniture and no decorations. there was a wooden door presumably locked and a single window”

If you say that something is presumably the case, you mean you assume that it is.

Written & Suggested by Christy

 

April 15, 2013. Word of the Day. 1 comment.

Word of the Day – 11th April

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

I came across it in my book “Little Manfred” by Michael Morpurgo.

The sentence was, “She was now unable to manoeuvre and the Royal Navy closed in  for the kill”.

To manoeuvre means a planned movement of troops, ships or aircraft

Written and suggested by Elizabeth.

April 11, 2013. Word of the Day. 1 comment.

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