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Miss Steeb
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Rooms: 231, 127, and 221

Words of the Week

 
Words of the Week 12/4
 
1. petty - adj. not important
2. venture - n. a risky or uncertain undertaking
3. whim - n. a sudden idea to do something
4. quizzical - adj. expressing doubt or questioning; puzzled
 

Words of the Week 12/11

 
1. moderate - adj. not too much or too little
2. fiasco - n. a complete failure
3. gritty - adj. feeling like sand
4. contemplate - v. to think about for a long time
 

Words of the Week 1/2

1. diplomatic – adj. skillful dealing with people
2. taunt – v. to tease or make fun of
3. jester – n. someone who always jokes or acts playfully
4. obsolete – adj. no longer in use
 

Words of the Week 1/8

1. exaggerate - v. to make something seem larger, more important, or more valuable than it actually is

2. tendency - n. a likelihood of behaving in a certain way

3. persistent - adj. 1. not giving up; 2. lasting a long time

4. extricate - v. to set free from a difficult or embarrassing situation 

 

Words of the Week 1/22

1.frontier – n. the farthest reaches of settlement, exploration, or knowledge
2.flaunt – v. to display noticeably
3.terminology – n. the special vocabulary used in a particular business, science, or art
4.digit – n. (1) a numeral; (2) a finger or toe

Words of the Week 1/29

1. perennial – adj. lasting through the year or for many years
2. comprehend – v. to understand
3. deception – n. to trick or lie meant to deceive someone
4. immobile – adj. unable to move
 

Words of the Week 2/5

1.array – n. (1) a large or impressive group or display; (2) beautiful or splendid clothing
2.promotion – n. a move upward in position or grade
3.reluctant – adj. unwilling
4.confront – v. to meet or face boldly
 

Words of the Week 2/12

1.array – n. (1) a large or impressive group or display; (2) beautiful or splendid clothing
2.promotion – n. a move upward in position or grade
3.reluctant – adj. unwilling
4.confront – v. to meet or face boldly
 
 

Words of the Week 2/19

1.sensitive – adj. physically or emotionally responsive
2.ambiguous – adj. having more than one possible meaning
3.encumber – v. to weigh down or burden
4.benefactor – n. someone who gives generous assistance or a gift of money